DC RNR Half Training: Week 7 Recap

Well hello there! I am in an awesome mood right now, and really excited about a lot of things on the horizon, including lots of stuff to blog about.

But first! I know I’ve been remiss the past few weeks in posting my D.C. Half training summaries. To be 100% honest, the week of my birthday was not a great week for running (although it was a great week for celebrating…), and the week before that was a little meh, too. I didn’t mean to skip blogging about them, but when I thought of other things to blog about, they took a backseat.

ANYWAY. Let’s get to it, eh?

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There was a lot going in my personal life last week, but I managed to do pretty good at sticking to my workouts. Also, please note that the 44 is because that included 20 miles from Flywheel.


Monday: Got my long run in for the week before a day late and ran 11. I wish you could feel how cold it was in this picture. 20-something degrees the day after returning from 80-something degrees. Brr! The first 2 were at a decent clip; 2-5.5 completely sucked, and 5.5-11 were fine after I took a Gu at 5.5.

Tuesday: Uplift!

Wednesday: 6 crappy miles. That’s really all I have to say about that. Running when you’re feeling emotional and tired is not really the most awesome, surprisingly.

Thursday: rest day / 1.5 mile walk (I don’t usually count long walks as exercise for me, especially since I typically walk a lot around the city)

Friday: Did Flywheel because the arches of my feet were really sore.


[photo via Jess]

Saturday: 10K time trial. This wasn’t easy, but I am happy with my performance. I forgot to log it, but we also did .8 each way to the store and back, so the total mileage Saturday was actually 7.8.

Sunday: Did a half-hour yoga class on YogaGlo.com. I found it when someone left it in the comments when I said I was looking for at-home yoga options.

Today’s run felt really difficult, and my legs feel thrashed, so I’m going to focus this week on stretching/foam rolling/compression sleeve wearing.

How was your week of workouts? What do you do when your legs just feel really tired? Do you have a favorite at-home yoga option?

8 comments on “DC RNR Half Training: Week 7 Recap

  1. Linda

    I’m glad your recap included your arch pain. My feet have been feeling really beat up after my half marathons. I’m not sure if its my sneakers or just me. My legs feel tired and I generally do nothing until they’re better, but I’ve been thinking swimming would be good for them.

    1. Theodora

      @Linda: Ooh, swimming might be good! I think anything lower-impact than running (so, anything? :)) would probably be good. I did some rolling my arches on a tennis ball and taking a day off and it seemed to help…knock on wood!

  2. Laura @ Mommy Run Fast

    Great week of workouts! When my legs are really wiped out, I usually turn the next few runs into really easy recovery runs, or skip them for cycling, or take an extra day off…depends on how trashed. Stretching, foam rolling, and compression are always key, too!

  3. Maureen

    I tend to stick with cycling or the elliptical if my legs are feeling dead, but swimming sounds great too! I try to stretch and foam roll more when my legs aren’t happy, but I should probably do that more often.

  4. Meghan

    I just did a half hour YogaGlo video and liked it a lot! I’m not much of a yoga lover, but it was nice to do this at home where I didn’t have to be self-conscious about doing something wrong. I didn’t think it was that hard, but now my shoulders and arms are already a little tired. I guess there really are a lot of advantages to yoga. Congrats on a good week!


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