Week three flew by. Unfortunately, in the beginning, my right PF still felt strained from last weekend’s rocky trail run. On Tuesday, I hopped on the treadmill, ran about a quarter of a mile, and decided that the level of discomfort in my foot wasn’t normal or easing up. I opted to finish my workout on the elliptical instead, and since I finished my other three runs without incidence this week – I know I made the right call.
The real MVP this week, though…was my foam roller. Sure, my plantar fasciitis was causing me pain, but it took my foam roller about 2 seconds to make me realize it was probably caused by a super tight and sore calf muscle. Everything is connected.
Also! I bought and tested out a new running watching this week. My first and only Garmin took a tumble in the washing machine a couple months ago and although it miraculously continued to work, it no longer uploaded my runs to my computer. I purchased the Forerunner 235, and I am obsessed, particularly with the ability to plug in specific workouts I need to do during the week. It also gives me a buzz when I’m running too fast or too slow when I give it a pace window I’d like to fall into, and it’s kept me right on track. It’s also been nice to follow my sleep, daily steps, and heart rate.
- Monday: 35min indoor biking + upper lifting
- Tuesday: 5.5 miles* (1h) on the elliptical
- Wednesday: Pure Barre
- Thursday: 4.5 miles*, half on the indoor track/half on the treadmill
- Friday: Rest day
- Saturday: Pure Barre, followed by a 10 mile long run
- Sunday: 1 warm-up mile, 4 x marathon goal pace + 15s, 1 cool-down mile
- Weekly mileage = 20.5 miles running, 5.5 elliptical
*Warm-up first: hip raises, single-leg hip raise, clamshells