The Charles Street 12 has come and gone already! I am going to share my workouts from race week and then do a race recap in a separate post.
This was a nice, easy week of running withe just one light strength workout on Tuesday. I didn’t think too much about the race which is a good thing!
Tuesday: Light strength training
Usually I do 2 days of strength training a week, but I finished my last phase last week and it didn’t make sense to start a new one this week. So for my one day of strength training I kept it really light, did some band work, and spent some time on mobility.
Wednesday: 3 easy miles
It’s so dark in the mornings now! I don’t remember much about this run but I think that it was kind of humid again. What else is new?
Thursday: 3.25 miles and strides
I ran this with the stroller and almost forgot that I was going to do strides at the end. So I ended up running a little farther than my planned 3 miles.
Saturday: 12 Mile Race
Race recap to come at some point! My finish time was 1:36:04 which was an 8:00 min/mile pace.
Now it’s time to rest and recover. Of course on Saturday afternoon I started looking up other races to sign up for. But I stopped myself and decided to give it a week or so to see how I feel. While training for this was manageable, it does put a lot on Rob to be available to take care of Grayson when I am out running and racing. (Luckily right now Rob doesn’t feel like training/racing, otherwise it would be really tough to manage!)
The other thing that makes training more challenging is that I am still breastfeeding. Usually I can pump and then immediately head out for my run, and then pump or feed Grayson right when I get back. But with racing, there is more time away from home before and after the race. I don’t think I could manage to race longer than 12 miles, or maybe a half-marathon, for a few more months. Besides, whenever I do a morning training run I am usually pumping and we give him a bottle. I don’t like missing out on feeding him in the morning so it’s a balancing act for sure.
Other than a bruised toenail (thanks to the net downhill course) I am feeling pretty good! I was a little sore on Sunday but not too bad. I’ll admit that I did hardly any foam rolling or stretching. Definitely another reason to take it easy this week and focus more on recovery!
After a race do you immediately sign up for the next one?
Do you tend to think too much about an upcoming race?
Who else has toenail issues from running? (I think mine are permanently damaged)