Another week closer to the marathon. My girlfriend running it with me just reminded me that it’s now only 8 weeks away. I know this time is going to fly!
Last week was a decent week of training. Pretty average, not amazing, but I showed up and I did it. I’m not trying to be lazy with this training plan, but my mileage is not happening most of the time. I can get a run in, but not the amount of miles my plan calls for. But – I’m getting runs in, so I’m trying to be happy with just that. I am hoping to push myself to get closer to my mileage goals in the coming weeks, though.
Tuesday - 2.5 miles & my go to quickie legs circuit below (had to cut miles short due to shoes)
Wednesday - 3 miles on lunch
Thursday - 2 miles and this 2 rounds of this abs circuit.
I was feeling way pooped on my run so I just stopped. I really dislike feeling like I’m forcing myself to take every step on the treadmill.
Sometimes, it’s just not worth it to me to keep going because I feel so out of it. Thursdays have been really hard gym days for me lately since they’re at the end of the week.
Friday - rest
Saturday - attempted a 16 mile long run. Stopped at mile 14 ish due to my
shoes of deathAsics giving me horrendous foot pain
Sunday - 15 minutes of freeform yoga.
Just a few minutes is all it takes to make me feel so refreshed. A yoga post on my go-to routine will be coming soon #addicted
Monday - would normally rest this day, but I was craving some movement so I did my favorite POP Sugar arms video after dinner
This week was pretty wimpy on the miles, yet again. Like I said last week, I just can’t seem to bang out more than 3-4 miles on the treadmill before wanting to quit.
Training has also not been going as planned because of these demons. This is me, chilling on a bench at mile 14.25 where I gave up on Saturday.
I call them demons because these shoes are basically like hell on my feet. I’ve run plenty of miles in these to have broken them in. And if it takes more miles to break a shoe in, I’m sorry, but ain’t nobody got time for dat.
I came to the conclusion that where I strike (the ball of my foot-ish) is the least padded/cushioned part of the shoe. And the shoe is also not bendy there at all. It feels like I am striking on a board instead of a cushy shoe. I’ve been getting really bad cramps in the arch of my foot because my feet are taking the brunt of the impact instead of the shoe providing any support.
I officially give up. Goodbye, Asics. I tried to like you.
Quickie Go-To Legs Circuit
Moving on… here’s my basic legs routine. When I don’t have anything planned, but I know I want to do some leg work, this is what I’ve been banging out at the gym.
It’s short and simple, but it leaves me sore for days afterward when I do it quickly but with good form. Probably going to whip this one out again at the gym this morning!
Questions for You:
- What’s one thing that seems to work for everyone else but you? Lots of people told me Asics were the only shoes they wore, but I guess they’re just not for me.
- What are your go-to leg exercises?