Baltimore Marathon Training: Week 7 (7/27 – 8/2/15)

Week 7 of BRF training is almost over! Despite my leg issues, now named MLA (mystery leg ailment), I am planning to make it through my long run today. Lots of foam rolling and trigger pointing has been helping some, and I am working hard to stay positive that enough babying it will help it resolve soon.

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 1 (intro)

Wednesday: 3 mi slow on the treadmill (made it 1.25 miles before my leg started to hurt), arm + ab weights, 30 Day Yoga Challenge Day 2 (arms & chest)

Thursday: Elliptical simulated speed workout (55ish minutes), leg weights, 30 Day Yoga Challenge Day 3 (yoga for posture)

Workout from competitor.com
Workout from competitor.com

Friday: 30 Day Yoga Challenge Day 4 (abs pt. 1)

Saturday: 3 mi at work (30:00), 30 Day Yoga Challenge Day 5 (abs pt. 2). Demoed some Asics GT-2000’s that our Asics Tech Rep brought for the run and I liked them almost as much as my Kayanos!

HEY WE HAD A GUY! He kept us running fast for a Saturday morning. Ran off Friday's beers ;)
HEY WE HAD A GUY! He kept us running fast for a Saturday morning. Ran off Friday’s beers 😉

Sunday: 30 Day Yoga Challenge Day 6, walking around Montreal!

12 mi SLOW was on the docket for this morning, but I had another sleepless night last night. I don’t run well after a bad night sleep so I’m just going to do it tomorrow. (Monday) My leg starts cramping up when I stop after I run, so I’m attempting to ditch the intervals for this one and just push through.

All stocked up with honey stinger goodness.
All stocked up with honey stinger goodness.

July miles: 63.27. Much lower than I’d like, but I expected that with missing almost a whole week in Maryland, not hitting a couple of long runs, and my MLA.

Total 2015 miles: 467.92. Yeah that yearly mileage goal isn’t going to be met. I’m good at missing goals.

Your favorite fuel type/brand/flavor?

Do you find crosstraining on the elliptical works for you?

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5 thoughts on “Baltimore Marathon Training: Week 7 (7/27 – 8/2/15)

  1. Elliptical cross training is usually a great alternative for me if I’m injured or if I’m just “not feeling it” that day for the treadmill. If I program a workout into it, like hills or resistance, and set it on a time similar to what I’d like my mile paces to be on the treadmill, I can usually get close to my target milage. Just try it out and see how it feels! Hope your leg gets better soon!

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  2. I’m sorry to hear your leg is still bothering you! I don’t know if it’s an option for you, but when I had weird leg problems, I saw a sports chiropractor, who diagnosed and fixed the problem right away. Running through injury is no fun!

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