Weekly Workout/Training in Review 4/10-4/16

April 16, 2017

Hi everyone! I am back with my Weekly Workout/Training in Review posts now that my foot is finally feeling better and have been able to run consistently the past couple of weeks.  January-March brought a cold, an achy foot (re-injured it in Bermuda – more on that in my Bermuda recap post), and walking pneumonia (had no idea that existed).  I’m ready to get back at it, but it feels like I am starting all over again (I’m about 3-4 minutes/mile slower from a  year ago). The toughest part is being patient and battling the mind games, so I’m taking it week by week and enjoying the small improvements from each run.  I’m starting out with 2-3 runs/week and hopefully bumping to 4 in May. 

Monday 4/10 – Rest Day

Tuesday 4/11 – Rest Day

Wednesday 4/12 – 2 Miles | 13:34 min/mile 

It was a hot hot hot one on Wednesday.  I spent Monday/Tuesday stretching and foam rolling my legs so I was ready to get my run on.  I ran from my apartment to Pennsylvania Avenue and was pleased with my progress.  Last week I ran the same distance, in cooler weather, at 14:18 min/mile. Small victories! I was also happy that I finally ran by the “Watermelon House” 🙂 
Thursday 4/13 – Rest Day

Friday 4/14 – Rest Day

Saturday 4/15 – 3 miles | 14:54 min/mile 

Cliff and I ran/walk intervals on the Capital Crescent Trail.  I haven’t been here in forever and glad we ran in the morning before it started to heat up.  We negative split our run and pushed the last .25 miles, it felt good! 

Sunday 4/16 – Rest Day 

I had plans to run 3 miles today, but I woke up with an achy left foot (the same foot that I injured in the fall).  It is a little hard to describe, but the foot felt tight so I decided to take a rest day.  

I promise, more scenic pictures + food shots now that I will be posting regularly again.  Also,  I (finally) finished my Germany Vacation Recap this weekend, so here are the links if you are interested: 

I am linking up with Courtney for the Weekly Training Recap and Holly and Tricia for the Weekly Wrap.  Good Luck to everyone running Boston tomorrow! 💙 💛

How was your week? 

What are your favorite mantras? 

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      1. Run Jenny Run

        It has been nice! I’ve been enjoying the brisk early mornings 🙂

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        Thanks Lacey! I was surprised that I was able to do that. Not looking forward to the humidity that will come in a few weeks.

    1. Oh, it’s so warm all of a sudden! I am not ready for this! Glad to see you back in action.

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        I know! Seems we always skip spring nowadays. Thanks 🙂 Glad to be back!

    1. So great you’re back! Yay to small victories! That is a cool watermelon house! Hope your achy left foot is better now!

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        Thanks Sherry! It is feeling better today. I think I will be “babying” that foot a little bit 🙂 Stretching and rolling did the trick.

    1. Yay for being back! Great to see you back on the blog too! The Capital Crescent Trail looks nice! I hope your foot is ok.

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        Thanks Sharon! Foot is feeling better today. I stretched it out with a band and rolled with a ball.

    1. That’s awesome that your foot is feeling better! It feels good to be back, right?! I always feel a renewed love of running when I’m able to run after an injury! Good job easing back into the running this week.

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        It does feel good to be back. Especially the feeling after a good workout. Thanks, Kimberly!

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        Thanks Kathryn! Emailing this week for our reschedule 🙂 Going to make it work!

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        The biggest surprise (for me) was how long it took for the foot to heal. I probably baby it too much, but rather do that than get sidelined again.

    1. Great job getting back into it. I feel like I’m starting over again as well, running much slower then previous years but at least I’m running!

    1. So sorry about your injuries and then being sick with walking pneumonia! I am glad you are doing better now and getting some miles in, plus improving from run to run and week to week.

    1. Glad to hear your foot is doing better but still good to rest when you aren’t sure about it. Nice pics! Hope you have a terrific week.

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        They do! It has been encouraging when I start to feel down.

    1. That trail looks so beautiful! What a lovely place to run.

      Sounds like you had a good week, glad you’re feeling better.

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        It is nice, especially during the summer time. Hope you have a great week as well.

    1. Hi, Jenny! It’s great to see you back on the Wrap. I’ve just returned from my second foot injury so I can certainly relate to the mind games. Be sure to celebrate and appreciate each and every step! I have heard of walking pneumonia and hope all of that is now behind you! How cute is the water melon house! Thanks for linking!

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        Thanks for the advice 🙂 Look forward to joining you again next week!

    1. Glad you are back at it! I know how hard it is to come back from time off, which is why I’m afraid to stop running! I’ve been doing the run/walk intervals and have found them really helpful.

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        Run/walk intervals have been helpful. Very pleased when I am able to run a little longer each time (even if it is 30 seconds).

    1. Oh, what a great week! That watermelon mural is way too cute!

      I am going to have to check out your Germany recaps! That sounds like an amazing trip!

    1. Welcome back to running. Glad you are taking it step by step too. It will be so worth it in the long run even if it sometimes feels frustrating now.

    1. Hi Jenny, I just wanted to drop by and quickly say hi. I found your blog today and I love it. I hope to read more of your posts again soon. All the best and keep up the great work! Paul

    1. Getting back to running after some time off is not easy! Congrats on easing back into your schedule!

    1. Yay! Congrats on your return to running 🙂 I’ve been on that slow back-to-running train many times before, and it’s frustrating, but it’s also such a good place to look back on when you’re running more like your old self!

    1. That Capital Crescent Trail looks glorious! I hope you get back to the rhythm of normal life soon – I’m sure it’s hard after an awesome vacay! Keep up your running, lady 🙂

    1. Wow that vacation was something else! You sound like me I need 5 parts to get it all in too! Good week for you Jenny!

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