This week my mileage increased again. I was a little freaked out until earlier Thursday because my Achilles was hurting. It has never really hurt before, so I was not happy to have ANOTHER injury! In any case, I tried out my new Saucony Ride 6 shoes (I say new because I knew I needed a new pair and bought two on Amazon for only 65 dollars each because they are being discontinued! You can find a link to them at the bottom of the post!), and my Achilles felt magically better! It really was the shoes! Lesson learned, always buy new shoes earlier than you think you need them! If you’re not sure when you need new running shoes, you’re supposed to get new ones every 300 to 500 miles. How would you track your miles? You can always get an app on your phone if you don’t have a gps watch or go to a site called mapmyrun. You can then keep a diary of your running mileage or just add it up from the site/app/watch. Without further ado, here is my fitness this week:
Saturday the 19th at the Wetlands (dirt) I did an 80 minute long run. It was the longest I have since I was in college. As usual, my first mile was somewhat of a warm-up, and I kind of died towards the end. Mile 5ish I sprained my ankle, but luckily I walked/ran it off and it ended up being not so serious.
I took Tuesday off because I was being really lazy and PMSing… sorry but I would never lie to you haha.
Wednesday the 23rd I did a 15 minute warm-up, a 7 minute cool down (because my Achilles hurt), and 5 minute intervals with 2 and a half minute breaks in between each at the park. I did a total of four intervals with a 5 minute rest after the first two. The last 5 minute interval was cut short two 2 and a half minutes because I was dying though…
Thursday the 24th I ran 3/4 of a mile at the Wetlands (dirt) and then ran the rest of the run at home because I switched shoes and my Achilles ended up feeling better!
Friday the 25th in suburbia (mainly grass) I completed my long run for the week (70 minutes). You can see that I was sleep running for the first two miles, and then my times got better from there. It didn’t help that I was also running at a park with thick grass for the first two miles as well. I also felt bad for my dog so I picked him up for my last 5 minutes of the run.
For strength this week I was lazy! I did some hip raises on the floor and leg circles as well. For my arms I did 2 minutes and 40 seconds of continuous arm circles and other movements. I would’ve gone longer, but my shoulders and arms were killing me! I clearly need to work up my arm strength some more.
How was your week of fitness?? Have you ever tried arm circles (small circles) to fatigue?
Please note that I am *not* a trainer or fitness expert, this is just a workout based on my own knowledge and experience that has personally worked for me. Please consult a doctor before starting any fitness routine.