Training Log: Lawyers Have Heart 10K!

I am still not able to walk down the stairs basking in the glow of finishing the Zooma Annapolis Half Marathon!

But, I need to recover quickly and get ready for the Lawyers Have Heart 10K on Saturday. For the first time, and in honor of my Dad, I am fundraising for the American Heart Association. I’ve almost reached my fundraising goal, so THANK YOU ALL for your support (you can still use my donation page if you want to help).

I’m sure my ice bath helped yesterday, but my legs are still a bit tired and my quads remind me of my efforts when I walk down the stairs.  My goal for the Lawyers Have Heart is modest–finish well without getting injured or suffering heat stroke–so I’m mostly treating this as a recovery week.

I plan “easy” outside runs Tuesday and Thursday (to acclimate to the heat and humidity), my elliptical/weights combo on Wednesday, and a light day (yoga? walk?) on Friday.

June 6
20 min elliptical
20 min (mostly) upper body weights:
deadlifts/military presses/push-ups
plie squats/tricep dips
bent-over rows/bicep curls

ab tuck & pike/chest flies/crunches (on fitball)
25 min yoga: Rodney Yee “Forward Bends”

June 7 (recovery run)
4.2-ish miles, 43-ish minutes
Notes: OMG! My quads got worse as the day went on yesterday. I did some foam rolling last night, but they still were tight walking down the stairs this morning! They loosened up a bit during my run, but the tweak I felt on the outside of my left knee flared up big time and pretty much hurt during most of the run, and was really bad going up hills. I took extra time to stretch and use the foam roller and am icing my knee. :-(

June 8
20 min elliptical
20 min (mostly) upper body weights:
deadlifts/military presses/push-ups
plie squats/tricep dips
front raises/lateral raises/step-ups
bent-over rows/bicep curls

ab tuck & pike/chest flies/crunches (on fitball)
25 min yoga: Rodney Yee “Twists”

June 9
~REST DAY~
Note: After not feeling anything all day, I felt a bit of a twinge at the spot outside my left knee last night. When my alarm went off this morning, I decided it was a good day for a full rest day. I’ll keep icing today.

June 10
Walk: 2.5 miles, 45 min
Note: I did not get much sleep last night, between storms and my husband and kids being up late, and I woke up exhausted. I hoped the storms would make for nice walking weather but, although it was cooler than it has been, it was still warm and humid at 5:30 a.m. Yuk! I’ve still been icing my knee and am pretty sure that it will be an issue tomorrow–bummer! I just hope it’s nothing that a longer rest from running won’t take care of. 

Have you done races on back-to-back weekends?

How do you handle the week in between?

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7 Responses to Training Log: Lawyers Have Heart 10K!

  1. Lily Fluffbottom says:

    I'm about to do a back to back race and I have no idea how to handle the week in between! This last Friday I did a 12k, and this coming Saturday I'm doing 5miles, except I'm walking there and back from my house so it'll be closer to 8.

    Luck!

  2. David H. says:

    I've done back-to-back weekend races just once, which resulted in me finally going to the doctor for my plantar faciitis. That being said, it was what I needed to get back to better health. Take it easy this week — you're in tip-top shape right now, so no need to do much running before the 10k.

  3. Coco says:

    I will heed your warning. I will use my Garmin to make sure I keep an easy pace–although my quads might be self-regulating at this point!

  4. Yum Yucky says:

    4.2-ish? that makes me think it's okay to say I'm age 29-ish. Can I? …I love that "Z". You're a superwoman know, ya know.

  5. lmao at your goal "not getting heat stroke" I think you'll manage.

    • Coco says:

      This race does seem to keep the paramedics busy. Every year there are people who can't take the blazing sun on the Whitehurst Freeway in the last mile.

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