Thanks again for everybody’s support and suggestions after I shared about my calf pain in my last training update. I’m so happy to report that by late in the week my calf pain was pretty much gone, which I’m attributing to taking it really easy for most of the week and trying to stay off of my feet as much as possible.
I was a bit worried that my 14 miler on Friday wouldn’t happen, or would be very difficult to complete, but thankfully that wasn’t the case. In fact, when my alarm went off I was greeted with unusually cool weather for August in Northern Virginia. It was only 55 degrees when I started, and 69 degrees when I finished. I felt on top of the world when I finished, not only because I ran 14 miles at 21 weeks pregnant (and I only needed to make two bathroom stops during my run), but also because its now taper time! Only 3 weeks until I’ll be running the streets of Virginia Beach!
I moved my long run to Friday morning since we spent the weekend in New Jersey with Preston’s side of the family. On Saturday, we celebrated the upcoming birth of our nephew at the parents’-to-be baby shower. Our nephew is due only 8 weeks ahead of our baby! We’re all very excited about how close in age the cousins will be.
Though I packed my running clothes with the intention of doing a short run Sunday morning, I went to bed Saturday night and woke up Sunday morning with very swollen feet. Just one of the many wonderful things I get to deal with being pregnant during the summer. Since I had already completed my long run for the week, I didn’t feel guilty whatsoever about skipping my run.
I’m definitely looking forward to my reduced training mileage in the coming weeks, especially as we get ready to leave Thursday evening for Florida for our babymoon and gender reveal!
Mon 8/10 – Rest day
Tues 8/11 – 3.10 mile run on the treadmill, 0.38 mile cool down walk, kettlebell squat swings, abs, arms, back, shoulders, glutes
Wed 8/12 – 35 minutes on the elliptical, 0.43 mile cool down walk, abs, chest, back, arms
Thurs 8/13 – Rest day
Fri 8/14 – 14.00 mile run, 0.67 mile cool down walk
Sat 8/15 – Rest day
Sun 8/16 – Rest day
Total Weekly Mileage – 21.70 miles (8.81 miles more than week 14)
Total RnRVB Mileage – 231.63 miles
QOTD: What do you look forward to most while tapering?