CIM Training Weeks 5 & 6

27 Nov

(…aka welcome to the rollercoaster that is me when it comes to training for a marathon)

Week 5
Mon:  rest
Tu:  unplanned rest
Wed:  10.18mi @ 8:14 pace

This was unexpectedly amazing.  My watch was buried under my jacket and glove so I ran by effort, and ended up with a surprisingly quick pace.  Runner’s high was unbelievable for the rest of the day.

Th:  1.79mi @ 10:19 pace

Aaaaaaand the crash.  Set out before work to get 8 miles done.  At .8ish miles in, I had to turn around.  Stabbing pain in the top of my foot; so sharp that it felt like my foot was breaking in half.  Got home and was screaming every curse word I could think of in the hallway (I am delightful to live with, really).  Extremely painful to flex my toes upward, and I honestly couldn’t (still can’t) believe this was happening.

Fri:  rest
Sat:  rest
Sun:  rest

Total: 11.97 miles

Overall:  Fuck everyone and everything.

Week 6
Mon:  rest
Tu:  6.24mi @ 9:40 pace

The previous afternoon was spent in a plane, and I woke up feeling cranky in the everything.  I figured if four days off hadn’t left me feeling magical, I might as well just run.  Took it nice and slow.  Pain was manageable, but present.

Wed:  XT (1hr on elliptical, alternating 3mins-hard effort/2mins-recovery)
Th:  5.55mi @ 9:40 pace
Fri:  rest
Sat:  17.17mi @ 8:29 pace

What the what?  I have no idea what happened here.  I went to my group long run because I missed my friends, and didn’t expect to be able to hang for any longer than 60-90 minutes.  I had gotten home from my business trip at 2am the night before, and I didn’t bring any water or gels.  Due to some miscommunication, the group wasn’t there when I arrived at the park, so I started on my own and surprisingly started running 8:20-8:30s.  I ran into my friends and the pace dipped a bit to 8:50s, but it eventually picked back up closer to 8:20.  Then they took off (they had started running at 7am, I didn’t show up until 9 due to my late night) and I decided hey … I’m feeling pretty good, I’ll just keep going.  I finished out the last 8 miles at ~8:15 pace.

Sun: rest

Total: 28.96 miles

Overall:  I am confused and maybe I hate running.


3 Responses to “CIM Training Weeks 5 & 6”

  1. HollieisFueledByLOLZ November 28, 2013 at 7:56 am #

    That sounds oddly like the pain I had my upper foot. I was honestly 100% convinced I had a stress fracture. I went to the ER and got it xrayed and nothing showed up…then it just magically went away. It went from the most sharp throbbing pain I’ve ever felt…to it’s not here. I hope it continues to get better.

  2. Kristy November 28, 2013 at 10:54 am #

    Maybe it was just an aggravated tendon or nerve, due to your shoe being too tied too tight or something. I hope that it’s behind you!

  3. Laura November 29, 2013 at 10:43 am #

    Boo for the roller coaster- like for real. I’m sorry you had to deal with all that, but also super glad you had those awesome runs too- that seems like a good sign that maybe it was just something silly (aka your body being an asshole…mine does that too). AHHHH I can’t wait until the trip- the fact that you and I are going to be in Cali together is more exciting than anything

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