Week in Review 3.9.15 to 3.15.15

Classic March weather here! Ran in shorts and a tee shirt for a few days and then just struggled through a snowy, slippery and windy long run in full winter gear.

Monday: Muddy 6 mile recovery run.

Tuesday: 5.85 mile recovery run where I accidentally ran up an enormous hill for 2 miles. Striders in the last mile. Core after.

Wednesday: 2 by (200, 200, 400) on the bike path. Really worked hard to nail the effort. Such hard work to learn to run fast but thrilled with the outcome. 7.5 miles total, legs after.

Thursday: 6.2 mile recovery run. Surprised at how good my legs felt. Arms after.

Friday: 6 by 3 minutes hard and 9.62 miles total. Right glute is really not firing well and starting to affect my stride. Legs after.

Saturday: 4.6 mile struggle fest run. So sore!

Sunday: 11.5 mile long run in the snow. Kicking myself for not wearing my Icebugs.

Total Miles 51.3

Really happy with this week of training; nice to start getting back to mileage that feels more normal for me and to get in two workouts. I’m enjoying the shorter speed work; it’s really hard for me since I haven’t done work like that in ages, but it’s fun to have 200 meter workouts instead of 2 hour steady state runs! I’m frustrated with my right glute but think it’s stemming from hip flexor tightness so I’m working hard to strengthen and stretch so it starts firing properly again.


2 thoughts on “Week in Review 3.9.15 to 3.15.15

  1. foxrunsfast

    Are you doing the speed work as a build up to a shorter race? Or just because? Hope that hip flexor loosens up and that glute gets back to firing properly. That’s a pain in the butt (haha) isn’t it? 🙂

    1. Runner Under Pressure Post author

      I’m doing a 4 miler in April so the workouts are currently targeted towards that. My general plan is to do much shorter races this Spring in hopes of getting some speed to stack on top of my endurance then target a big fall race. Hip flexor is doing SO much better; I’ve been stretching 3 times a day and it’s almost back to normal.


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