Week 6 Training Recap
|July 1, 2012||Filled under Health, Uncategorized|
First, let me say how much I enjoyed my time away in Atlanta. Full recap coming up tomorrow.
This week, I experienced some almost intense calf/shin muscle fatigue. I say almost because it wasn’t to that point of not being able to continue, but that had me thinking. The last thing I want to do is injure myself early on. According to Runners World, there are 10 laws you should follow to prevent injuries. Obviously, somethings are out of your control and injuries will happen, but let us follow common sense. I knew as soon as I upped the time to the jogging segments, my right shin and left outer calf did not like me at all, but I pushed it because I wanted to finish. No pain, no gain. But, I am starting to think that was an awful idea. If I do not take the time to set a good running foundation now, surely bad things will come in the future.
So, what am I getting at? While as sad and embarrassed I am, I must admit that I have to go back a few weeks to less jogging and more walking. To be honest, this hurts my ego. . . A LOT! Running is not easy for me, but I am not willing to give up! I just keep reminding myself that this is worth it. Taking time to get outside and get a run in, eating healthy, drinking a lot more water (which, by the way, is easy when it is 105 outside, just saying), and taking time to get to a healthy lifestyle. I did not gain all this weight overnight and I did not adopt bad eating habits overnight. Things will take time, but it will SO be worth it when I reach those goals. Okay, enough on that. Let’s get down to it.
Monday: Attempt #1 of C10K; 1.97 miles; It was hot and my legs were so not feeling the increased running time.
Tuesday: Attempt #2 of C10K; 4.39 miles; It was better, but I am starting to rethink going up in time.
Thursday: Nothing; I spent the day dealing with those MILPO people and driving to Atlanta.
Friday: 2 miles on the hotel treadmill; ~1 mile walk to and from Turner Field in the 100+ heat
Saturday: 3.25 miles; I went back a few weeks with C10K and my legs felt great. Just the right amount of tired and feeling like I could do anything.
Total Mileage: ~ 12.61 miles
Week 6 Training Goals:
~Complete Couch to 10K Week 5 (Negative!)
~Log 12 Miles (Yep!)
~Complete 1 yoga session ( I swear!!) <I think you know the answer to this one. NEGATIVE!
Other Goals for the Week:
~Visit the MSFC Farmers Market (Negative)
~Travel safely to Atlanta and enjoy time away (YEP!!!)
~Do well on my test (Should know in 6-8 weeks!)
~FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE (Much better than last week!)
Week 7 Training Goals:
~Couch to 10K Week 3
~Continue with ab exercises
~Get in 1 day of cross training
~Travel safely to DC
~Do well on my next test
~Get my butt in gear with my class
Have a great week!!