RECAP: This week was the Philadelphia Marathon and Half Marathon. Initially, I had signed up for the full marathon, but injuries upon injuries this fall made me back down to the half. It was a gorgeous day for a run, but I just wasn’t in shape. I finished the half in a disappointing 1:54 and change.
By mile eight, everything hurt. My groin injury came back, my ankle was killing me and I all around felt like shit. At this point, the less said about the whole thing the better. I’m already plotting for next year.
I also need to note that, tragically, two runners died this year at the marathon. That is very sad news. MY heart goes out to their families, I just hope that in the coverage of these unfortunate deaths running is not portrayed as an overly risky endeavor.
Anyway, here’s the week in numbers:
Run Streak: 26 days
Average Weight –186
Running Miles: 31.6 in 4:42:56
Bike Miles: 0
Strength and Flexibility: 2:40:00
Erg: 8500 meters in 41:30
Total exercise time: ~7.75 hours
Monday – 4.5 in 41:46; 20:00 S&F; row 6k in 28:56
Tuesday – 3 in 26:59
Wednesday – 3 in 25:38; S&F 45:00
Thursday – 4 in 36:03; S&F 20:00; Row 2500 in 12:36
Friday – 3 in 29:00; S&F 1:00:00
Saturday – 1 in 9:30
Sunday – 13.1 in 1:54:00; S&F 15:00
Goals for Last Week:
- Ice ankle everyday – DONE!
- Run everyday – DONE!
I am signed up to do the concept2 holiday challenge, that’s 200,000 meters of erg rowing in a month. I’m hoping it’ll function as a nice break from running all the time. I still plan to get out there every day and get in a couple of miles, but for now, rowing, stretching and pampering the ankle are the priorities. That and planning for next year.
Goals for Next Week:
- Start Holiday challenge by rowing at least 15K
- Ice ankle everyday
- Run Everyday
- Make a plan for being a better runner.