The last month has been hard training for me. I got to go away to Cuba which wasn’t hard but for the first time, I went on vacation and didn’t workout. I usually play tennis, go on runs and am extremely active. This time I soaked in the sun, swam in the beach waves and enjoyed the Cuban vibes.
I came back feeling rested and ready to get back to my training schedule. Except,had an infection that had nothing to do with a Cuban flu. For 6 days I didn’t rally get a good workout in because I was on antibiotics. After being off of them for 3 days, I found out I am severely allergic to the antibiotic that I was on, broke out into hives and was on medication again. I still get rashes from the allergic reaction since it isn’t out of my body yet. It’s safe to say the last 2 months set me slightly back on my training schedule. It feels like I’ve been getting set back quite a bit lately and as frustrating as it is, I just keep pushing through. I can confidently say that I will be ready to run the Sporting Life 10K and the Peelee Half Marathon. I might not be ready to race and PR but I will be able to go the distance.
Last week, my training brought me to Galaxy Training for Athletes where I took on a hard workout that made walking the next day difficult. Doing wall squats with weights that are 1/3 of your body isn’t a joke. I honestly haven’t done an extremely hard workout like that in a while and I need to start adding them back into my training plan.
The next day, I got my legs moving again with a 5K run. They were heavy, my glutes were killing but I did it. Uphill and down, I made it through.
Thursday, I went back out for another 5K and my legs, quads and hamstrings were still tight but we’re feeling better from th night before.
Sunday rolled around and it was time for a long run. I would be lying if I said I was ready for it. I had 8 miles on the schedule and didn’t think I would make it past the 2 mile mark. It’s amazing how much of a mental sport running is. As I dragged myself through the run, I was ready to call it quits at 5 miles and started planning ways to readjust my training schedule to make up for my shorter long run. By the fourth mile, Siobhan got her groove back. I was running my happy pace and finally felt like I was having a good run. At the end, I finished my 8 miles at a very slow pace for me but at this point, it wasn’t how fast my legs took me but how many miles my mind could take me.
Tuesday: 1 hour full body weight training at Galaxy
Wednesday: 3.15 miles at 7:55/mile average pace
Thursday: 3.1 miles at 8:03/mile average pace
Sunday: 8 miles at 10:00/mile average pace
Weekly Miles: 14.25 miles
April Miles: 20.3 miles