Monday, February 13, 2017

Weekly Workouts: 2/6-2/12

I've decided to publish these weekly recaps on Mondays from now on because it's less stressful for me. I'm sure no one cares that much, anyway!

Monday: A very short kettlebell workout. I am still trying to figure out how this thing works!
Tuesday: 4 miles. My legs felt really tired. Maybe I needed more time to recover from our fairly speedy 10 miles Sunday.
Wednesday: I made a quick circuit and completed it at Matt's studio before his second art night at a local historical inn. (More on that some other time, I think.)
See my perfect look workout nook?
The intensity of this circuit was all in the sequence; my abs were killing me and ready for a rest by the time I finished bicycles, and then the squat-combo and Arnolds were great upper-body burners!

Thursday: Rest. My left foot was feeling a little achy after wearing crappy sandals Wednesday night.

Friday: 4 miles. My legs still felt stiff. Elizabeth and I discussed whether or not I should just forgo running until race day, which is this coming Sunday. I am seriously considering it.
This entire run felt like work. My legs finally felt okay at mile 3.75.
Saturday/Sunday: I worked at Matt's studio during the Art Festival all weekend, so technically Saturday and Sunday were rest days, although I was up and on my feet all day.
My sister drove in for the festival; here, Matt is teaching her to make a bowl. She did a great job!
I decided not to run Sunday. I'll try running Monday evening, and if my legs are still giving me issues then I'll cross-train only all week until race day. It's time to taper, anyway, and right now it seems like rest needs to be on the menu.

Total Mileage: 8 :(

ABK

13 comments:

  1. That stinks that your legs have been achey, but I bet it's from all the strength training you've been doing. I always find after a leg day I am moderately sore the next day but really sore the second day after. I would have felt super stiff on Friday too after doing squats and deadlifts on Wednesday. If I'm already sore leading into a leg day I'll split the workout up and do only squats or only deadlifts as they are both so killer on the legs. Before i started running and was only focused on lifting I would never squat and deadlift on the same day because whichever lift I did first meant the other lift would suffer because it takes soooo much out of the legs. I bet today you'll feel much better *fingers crossed*! If not, relaxing this week sounds like such a good plan.

    I've decided to volunteer at the race expo this year since I've never volunteered before and always say I want to. If you come by Sat afternoon I'll be there! I think I'm handing out race bibs!

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    1. I am starting to think my leg pain is all psychosomatic! There just doesn't seem to be a good reason for it. It's frustrating. But...I will survive!

      Elizabeth and I are driving in Saturday morning and will go straight to the expo, so we'll be there in the early afternoon sometime. I'll text you!

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  2. I love your lamp in the background as you are doing your kettle bell swings!! You've been doing some real good workouts so maybe your legs just need some rest/foam rolling?

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    1. Thanks! It's an old one from Target I think...it used to belong to Matt's brother.

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  3. Enjoy your taper and rest up! I hope you feel better. I have some light kettlebells that a friend gave me and I have no idea what to do with them! I know the heavier ones are great to work with.

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    1. The lighter ones are really nice for moves where you lift them up over your head, like this side-lung more I like, or if you want to use them with burpees!

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  4. You do have some really solid training under your though so resting may be a good idea. I know it stinks though, it messes with your mind.
    Hope your foot feels better fast!

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    1. Yes, it's definitely a mental game at this point!

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  5. It looks like you are doing good with that kettle bell so far! Roger makes me do a lot of workouts with a kettlebell.. I almost want to write my name on it with glitter! How did you make that gif?

    oh! that's a hard call!! rest or not to rest!! maybe some light yoga?

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    1. Oh, it would be fun to have a glittery-name on a kettle bell. I feel like my form is so weird and I don't know if I'm holding it right. When I lower it and then raise it, I don't know if I'm supposed to shift my grip or not?

      I used giphy.com to make the gif, but you can google "create gif"!

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    1. Right? This is how he hides from the sun all day.

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  7. Good call on not running Sunday. Better to be safe than sorry when it's so close to the race, plus it's really just a lead-in to taper. Enjoy your taper week so you can hit the start line with fresh legs and have a great race! This is your friend's first half, right? Should be fun!

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