Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a great week of workouts! I am already into Week 4 of marathon training, it is going by so fast!
6:15 am Spin Class + Full Body Strength Training + PT = I worked off ALL the treats I had over the weekend 😉
4 Mile Run with The Casual Tuesdays Group!
Full Body Strength Training
Speed work at the Track
During this run I noticed some ankle soreness and I realized that I am not really activating my left quad when I run. My right quad and my left ankle seem to be doing all the work, which makes sense why it has been injured! I literally can feel that I just don’t use my left quad muscles at all. So bringing it to my attention helped me begin to activate it as I ran. I am going to talk to my PT about this to make sure that this theory even makes sense, but I really think this is where my problem is stemming from. It’s so annoying to always be thinking about my form/ankle but it’s what I have to deal with right now. I do have some runs where I don’t have to think about it, but for the majority of the time I do.
I also went to free yoga at the Uptown Pier.
Pump + Spin
My teacher cancelled that morning and they had subs for both classes. I kind of wish I knew so I would have stayed in Hoboken and just did my own thing. The spin class was eh, nothing like Melissa’s classes.
I woke up on my own at 5:30 and decided to change it up and head to Central Park for my long run. NYRR was hosting a long run with water stops and misting stations along the park. Although I didn’t pay for it, I did help myself to water because I justified it that I sat out of plenty of races this year and didn’t get my money back, so I was going to drink their water to make up for it! 🙂
I NEEDED ALL the water haha. My water bottles on my pack got warm and I had Nuun in them so it was warm and sweet and not good at all in the heat. So cold cups of water from NYRR did the trick. Now if only they set this up every weekend for my long runs haha.
Not gonna lie, this run was HARD. I kept having to work on activating my left quad. My toes started curling up towards the end, I think I may have even gotten a black toenail or the beginning stages of one, and it just was hard. Prior to my injury 11 miles was nothing. My half marathon PR is a minute shorter than the time it took me to run these 11 miles. But I am just telling myself that it’s OK. I am running again and that is what counts. These long runs may be tough, but that is what marathon training is all about, pushing through and working hard. It’s a freaking marathon, not a walk in the park, it’s going to be challenging!! 🙂
After my run I made sure to do stretching in the park before I headed home.
I woke up SO sore so I did some Sun Salutations with plenty of Downward Dog when I woke up. My ankle is definitely sore, not painful, just sore, so I need to just keep stretching and be aware of it. Other than that, total rest day filled with Farmer’s Market shopping and a Bridal Shower.
That is wrap up of Week 4! On to Week 5, here we go!