Fitness Friday 8/8

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I was supposed to do a 90 minute run on Saturday, but only got in a 70 minute run. I stopped at least 3 or 4 times during that 70 minutes to stretch out my calves because my Achilles was irritated. I took off Sunday and Monday in hopes that it would start feeling better. From Saturday on, I iced my Achilles with an ice pack every day and began stretching out my calf and Achilles at least once a day from Tuesday on. As you can see below, I didn’t get to run a lot this week. I ended up mixing together my running and strength workouts below because the running workouts were few and far between.

Saturday the 2nd, I ran in the Wetlands (dirt) for my long run.
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Monday the 4th, I took the day off of running and instead did a slew of workouts. I did side leg raises, arm raises, and this 10 minute Popsugar workout.

Tuesday the 5th, I ran for 13 minutes in suburbia (mainly grass) and my Achilles was PISSED! So I stopped, went home, and did some arm raises, side leg raises, and a few other strength moves.

Wednesday the 6th, I tested out running in suburbia again because I guess I’m a glutton for pain and slowing down the healing process. It paid off this time though because I ran for a total of 30 minutes! I only had to stop once to stretch out my Achilles and calf! Woohooo!!!! I also did a slew of exercises. Once again, I did leg raises, arm raises for 3 minutes and 30 seconds this time, this Pop Sugar Workout, and some pistol squats (8 extra for the gimp leg!).

Thursday the 7th, I ran at the Wetlands (dirt) for 45 minutes!!!! I did Pilates at a studio in the morning and ran after. My first few splits are a little messed up because my GPS watch went bezerk for the 100th time. If you are thinking that it does not seem very reliable, it actually is for the most part. But, just in case you are in the market to buy one and want to avoid the one I’m dealing with, I have the Forerunner 210.
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Friday the 8th, I ran 45 minutes at the Wetlands (dirt). Hopefully next week I can go back to my normal schedule of running.

Over 9 miles for my long day run

How was your week of fitness? 

Do you know of any really good 10 minute workouts?

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.

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Fitness Friday 8/8 — 4 Comments

    • Yeah, I think it does. My brain doesn’t like it though ahahaha. I’ve been running 9 minute pace lately though because I’m worried about it. I stretch it out 5 to 10 minutes in and then it usually is okay

      • yup always better safe than sorry. as long as you can stay injury free & increase your long run you will be fine. its always easier for your body when you go from aerobic to anaerobic. you will always be able to rely on your past speed to go at a faster pace for the race.

        • I’m hoping so! Right now I’m just hoping I can run the entire race haha, but my Achilles is doing better every day so I think it’ll be okay!

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