I know that I usually post my weekly training logs on Mondays, but with a three day weekend and yesterday being Memorial Day, I decided to take the day off from blogging in favor of spending more time with family and friends. With ZOOMA Annapolis being only five days away, I’m more than thankful for the extra time to relax and decompress this past weekend. With a busy week last week and another busy week coming up, we spent the weekend working on chores as well as a couple of minor house repairs. Yesterday we also enjoyed hosting a couple of friends for a Memorial Day BBQ after spending the morning at the Ringing in Hope 10k, where we got to honor those who sacrificed their lives for us to be able to live in the land of the free.
After running my 14 miler on the treadmill last Sunday, I took the first couple of days of this past week extra easy to allow myself to recover a bit from the run. My legs still felt the effects of the run Wednesday evening when I headed out for a run. Thankfully by Thursday when I headed to the gym for my second run of the week my legs were a bit looser and my run on the treadmill wasn’t as trying as my run outside the day prior had been.
Since I ran the Ringing in Hope 10k yesterday, I decided on Saturday to just run 4 miles. I didn’t want to overdo it since my overall goal with yesterday’s race was to PR and gain a new proof of time for November’s Wine and Dine Half Marathon.
However, Saturday afternoon I faced a potential setback – I lost my left big toenail while we were out at a winery. I’ve lost this toenail a couple of times previously, and my toenail had been loose for several days already. However, a run in with a door in the women’s bathroom, thanks to another girl who wasn’t paying attention, resulted in the entire nail coming off, down to the nail bed. I’ll spare the rather gross details of how it looks, but let’s just say it was infected and is rather tender and painful. With ZOOMA Annapolis this coming Saturday, I’m glad that I was able to do a test run with my hurting toe yesterday morning. It looks like wrapping it tightly in gauze was enough to spare me the pain of putting my running shoe on, since if you follow me on social media then you know I did in fact PR at yesterday morning’s race.
This coming week will be able taking things easy. I’m still putting together what I want my specific time goal to be on Saturday. In the mean time, I plan to go for one, maybe two, easy runs this week, in addition to also going for a couple of walks with little man.
Mon 5/23 – Rest day
Tues 5/24 – 2.22 mile walk
Wed 5/25 – 3.50 mile run, 0.51 mile cool down walk, 30 minutes of strength training (upper body, abs)
Thurs 5/26 – 3.10 mile run on the treadmill, 0.46 mile cool down walk, 30 minutes of weight training (upper body, lower body, abs)
Fri 5/27 – Rest day
Sat 5/28 – 4.02 mile run, 0.59 mile cool down walk
Sun 5/29 – Rest day
Total Weekly Mileage – 14.40 miles (6.83 miles less than week 16)
Total ZOOMA Mileage – 277.53 miles
QOTD: What did you do over the long Memorial Day weekend?