With the arrival of consistent sub-freezing temperatures and the first snow flurries of the season, this week posed a particular set of challenges. Despite my zeal for returning to training, the fact that I’m still not a full month out from my last marathon was readily apparent this week as the recurrent tendinitis in my right adductor flared back.
The goal I set during last week’s training log— to maintain a weekly mileage of 30– now seems overly ambitious.
I pared down to just 15 miles this week and devoted more time to stretching and core work. I plan to stay at this mileage for the remainder of the month and then consider slowly increasing my load.
Sunday | November 5th
Monday | November 6th | Ann Arbor, MI
6 miles on stationary bike
Tuesday | November 7th | Ann Arbor, MI
4 miles, average pace: 7:45 (7:10, 7:55, 7:33, 8:18)
Wednesday | November 8th | Ann Arbor, MI
3 miles, average pace: 8:09 (8:03, 8:07, 8:12)
Thursday | November 9th | Ann Arbor, MI
Tabata, Russian twists with 35-pound plate and leg raises in Captain’s Chair with 7.5-pound dumbbell
Abs/Core Workout, Self.com
Friday | November 10th
Saturday | November 11th | Ann Arbor, MI
7.6 miles, 8:01 average pace (7:55, 8:09, 7:39, 8:03, 7:46, 8:18, 7:56)
Total mileage: 14.6 miles