RECAP: This was the highest number of hours of physical exercise I have done in month and months. It was a mixed bag. My climbing is getting much better, I’m getting strong at bodyweight work and, of course, I am looking at another running injury. Two out of three isn’t bad.
I’ll talk about the body weight work and climbing in another post, let’s focus on running here. The week started well with an 8 mile commute home from work, first commute from the new job, and considering this commute involves crossing mid-town Manhattan, it was pretty fun. The trouble came on the weekend ten miler where for some reason my PF/Achilles really started acting up. I finished the run, because who likes giving up on a run, but I paid a price and was limping some yesterday. I took yesterday off and came in just shy of the weekly mileage goal. I am not going to beat myself up over that – better to be safe than sorry. I’m taking today off from running as well, though I might hit the bike for a while. Gotta be safe, gotta stay healthy.
Here the Numbers:
Run Streak: 0
Average Weight –186
Running Miles: 28.5 in 4:44:38
Bike Miles: 2 in 10:00
Strength and Flexibility: 4:00:00
Total exercise time: ~9 hours
Monday – 4.5 in 42:44; yoga and general stretching, foam roller, 2 minute plank.
Tuesday – 8 in 1:21:54; 3×10 v-ups, 5×10 push ups, general stretching
Wednesday – off
Thursday – 6 in 1:00:00; 10,4,3,2,2, pull ups; 5×25# plate pinch
Friday – off
Saturday – 10 in 1:40:00
Sunday – 2:30 of bouldering; 50 V-ups; 5×10 push ups; 5×3 pull ups on training wall
Goals for Last Week:
- Run 30 miles – close, but not cigar.
- Exercise for at least six hours – DONE
- Decide on a body weight program – DONE
- Stretch daily – FAILED
I am excited about how some areas of my fitness are coming along (i.e. strength and climbing) and a little worried about my running. I want to capitalize on the gains I’ve made in my general fitness without exacerbating this Achilles thing.
For now, I’m going to take the running one day at a time and supplement with biking, climbing, and bodyweight work. If things go well, I’ve got big plans for the first week of April.
Goals for Next Week:
1. Exercise everyday while taking care of your Achilles.