How is it already the middle of June? This month is flying by! I feel like this has been a good month of running and I kind of want to freeze time! Usually June is one of my favorite months for running but the past two years have been rough. In 2016 I started having problems with my foot/ankle and last year in 2017 I got some nasty blisters from running in new shoes. Hopefully June continues to go smoothly this year!
Other than running I’ve been keeping up with my other workouts. For some reason I feel like I have been getting sore pretty easily lately. Maybe from changing up some of my strength training workouts? Yoga and foam rolling seems to help, but it’s still kind of weird. My legs felt so heavy on Saturday’s run and my strength training workout on Friday wasn’t really that intense.
Here’s how the week of workouts looked:
Monday: 3 miles + mobility
It was pouring rain out so I hopped on the treadmill for this run. Even though it was only about 55 degrees outside, it was super hot in my basement. Thank goodness for treadmill fans!
Tuesday: Strength training + 20 minutes spin bike
This was my longer/more intense strength training session for the week but I don’t even think its the one that left me sore. I did do hamstring curls on the stability ball which I always feel the next day.
Wednesday: 3.1 miles + mobility
Still feeling good for this run. If I remember correctly it was humid out but not super hot.
Thursday: 50 minutes yoga
I felt like I needed a longer yoga session so I moved some things around to fit this in.
Friday: 2.2 miles + Strength training
The weather was perfect so I got outside for a run, but also did some strength training. This was a shorter session but I’m thinking the squats and deadlifts are what made me sore?
Saturday: 7 miles + mobility
My legs were feeling kind of sore and tired but I was hoping they would loosen up on this run. The humidity was finally low even though it did get pretty warm out while I was running. I felt great on the flats and downhills, it was just the uphills that were a struggle for my legs.
Got in some foam rolling and stretching to loosen up the legs!
It was so nice to have a weekend without rain. I really can’t remember the last time this happened. We finally got to spend some time outside on the deck for the first time this year.
Who knows what the rest of June will bring, but hopefully it continues to be a good month! I’m traveling for work this week so I probably won’t be doing much more blogging. I’m hoping to get in some good (blister-free!) runs while I’m away!
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How has June been going for you so far?
What is your favorite month for running?
Ever get sore and not really know why?