Three weeks into my Seawheeze training and I am FINALLY starting to feel good about my running. I am remaining disciplined and not trying to run fast but in all honesty, I do not feel like my body has any speed in it at the moment. It does not bother me though because I do not want to risk injury by going too fast, too early. For the week, I logged 23.43 miles.
This was an emotional run because it came on Memorial Day. The route I ran took my past a cemetery which had erected a huge American Flag display on its grounds. Apparently, this is an annual event because there were numerous vehicles circling the property. A 30-minute run the first two weeks of training, this easy run bumped up to 35 this week.
I am now a believer in yoga as part of running training. This practice is from the Seawheeze app and really geared toward runners. It is a very simple 40-minute session but I feel like it has really helped erase all the pains I was having in my leg when I embarked on this training program. It is posted on YouTube and can be found here.
The speed-work day of the week yet I decided to just log the time. My leg is feeling much better now but I do not see the need to push my training just yet. There are still several weeks to go before the race, no need to risk injury here. It turned out to be a fun 35-minute run along the beach with Andrea.
For the second week in a row, I skipped cross training today. In my defense, I had been unsuccessfully fighting off a cold and was feeling really drained. I was leaving town Friday after work and needed to pack. I know I am lacking in core strength so I have to get better about doing this workout.
This was my first deviation from the training program. The app called for a five-mile run but since I was in San Diego for the Rock ‘n Roll half marathon, I opted for a three-mile shakeout run with my friends at PRO Compression.
This was scheduled to be a 20-minute easy run but I was signed up for a half marathon so I ran that instead. I was pleased with my effort here as I had not gone out for more than four miles in several weeks. I could tell my stamina is lacking because I would have been more comfortable walking a lot more than I did after mile eight but I pushed through to a 2:21 finish with minimal pain.
Last word: PRO Compression is giving away $150 Shopping Spree on their website. They are about to release their Fourth of July sock as well as their July sock of the month. I have seen July’s sock and while I cannot give away any secrets, it is going to be everywhere you look!