2/13/17 to 2/19/17
Monday: Early morning snowshoe run for 45 minutes because the snow was just too amazing to not play in. Plus, I’m signed up for the Northeast Snowshoe Championships so I figured I’d better get out and practice!
Tuesday: 8 miles with 4 miles at tempo pace. Downhill skiing in the afternoon.
Wednesday: 4.28 mile recovery run.
Thursday: 8 miles with 4.5 miles at steady state on the treadmill.
Friday: 3.25 miles easy.
Saturday: 45 minute snowshoe run at my parents. SO hard in all the snow.
Sunday: Off day.
Total Miles: 23.5 plus 90 minutes of snowshoe running.
2/20/17 to 2/26/17
Monday: 8 miles with 5 by 2 at interval pace followed by a mile at steady state.
Tuesday: 5 mile recovery run
Wednesday: 6.65 mile regular run
Thursday: 5 mile progression run
Friday: 10 miles of classic skiing at the State Meet.
Saturday: Long call. Lots of hospital walking but no run. 300 abs routine before bed.
Sunday: 11.3 mile long run.
Total Miles: 46.0
The last two weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind. When we’re on Inpatient Medicine, we typically work six days a week with one weekend day off. Since the State Meets fall on weekdays, however, I had to stack some weekends so that I could have the time off. This past week, my “off day” from the hospital was very much an on day at the rainy, windy classic State Meet. Needless to say, I’m pretty wiped out and amazed I ran at all!
My workouts have felt pretty good lately, which I attribute in part to my being fastidious about taking my multivitamin with iron. I stopped taking extra iron after last summer because my running had decreased and the high sweat loss season was done. However, because of the size of my hematoma, I decided to add a multivitamin with iron back in and have felt much peppier on runs lately.
I finally feel like I’m getting in a rhythm with my early morning runs…which must mean it’s time to switch schedules again! I have one more week on Inpatient Medicine, then switch to Surgery Boot Camp. This has a later start time but I think I’ll continue to do my runs in the morning. As ski season winds down, I’ll also be looking to add Body Pump back in for strength training.