A Disappointment & A Learning Experience (#CLEMarathon 10K Training: Week 4)

Wow, it’s been a crazy March so far and I’m feeling a bit in-over-my-head. Let me rewind…

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Welcome to anotherย Weekly Fitness Update, where I recap the weekโ€™s workouts and any other miscellaneous health/fitness-related thoughts. Thanks for helping me keep myself accountable ๐Ÿ™‚

This wasn’t a good week by any means. Remember last week when I got that awesome PR? Well, it turns out it wasn’t exactly the smartest thing to go all week without doing anything and then run 5 miles out of nowhere on Saturday. It took me pretty much all week to recover. Some days I would start to feel better only to be reminded that my feet needed rest. Lots of rest, and massaging.

Monday & Tuesday: Off (resting those darn feet!)

Wednesday: 30 minutes on the elliptical to keep the body moving!

Thursday & Friday: Off again

Saturday: I’m so disappointed about this, but I’ll be honest. Saturday was the St. Malachi 5-miler, that I did not end up participating in. I wasn’t sure all week if I was going to be able to do it because of my feet, but I told myself I’d wait until the morning of to decide. Well, that morning came… and I woke up with a FREAKIN’ MIGRAINE. Granted, my feet probably would’ve gotten destroyed had I done the race so I guess things happen for a reason but COME ON. I always get migraines at the worst possible times. I was really bummed but I know that this happens & it’s part of the whole running/training/racing experience.
I will be getting my revenge next year though, just you wait!

I did start feeling better later in the day on Saturday so I finally got a workout in (and my feet were FINALLY starting to feel better). I did a bunch of strength exercises then 2 miles on the treadmill!

Sunday: I finally got back to the gym and went to spinning class. It was fantastic – I felt stronger and was able to do more of the standing up portions of the ride. I also just loved the energy of the class ๐Ÿ™‚

With all that being said, I think I need to revamp my training plan. I’ve already had to accommodate my feet needing rest time plus I think I was just too ambitious with this in the beginning. I thought I could pick up my mileage faster than is proving possible. I’m going to cut back a little bit on distance and work on building up my strength and endurance. Hopefully this will help me in the long run and prevent any future injuries from happening! I also picked up this handy dandy foot massage ball from FiveBelow which has been amazing! (I even brought it to work one day, haha…)

Here’s what the new plan looks like now… I’m thinking of looking for a 5K race to do before the 10K, too.

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If it wasn’t obvious, I’m really liking spinning lately! I don’t know if I’ll actually go 3x a week but those are the classes I can make it to after work. This training plan has gone through a lot of revisions!

My training has taken a bit of a pause but I’m back in action with a new plan in place, so I think it’s going to be good. Some of you may have seen some new social media accounts pop up over the weekend which is part of a new announcement I’ll have for you all soon, I am very excited about it!!! Stay tuned ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Aww, sorry it was disappointing, but if there was one thing I learned in my training last year its you have to listen to your body. I felt like crap the day of a race last year and underperformed and that was disappointing, so I guess you never really know. Anyway, good luck with revising your training plan, I know its hard to do sometimes!
    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

    • I completely agree – I am glad I’ve been listening to my body. Plus in true Cleveland fashion, there’s always next year! haha.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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