Last week’s workouts I spent way too much time worrying about the status of my ankle that I sprained at Loon Mountain Race 2 weeks ago.
At one point, I had myself convinced that I had fractured it. It’s funny how your mind can go there once you’ve had a stress fracture. You never forget that stuff.
In my weekly check in with my coach, I voiced my concerns over my ankle and if it could handle running long over the weekend. He made a great point – worrying about my ankle is energy lost. I should be focusing my energy on what I can do – full recovery of my ankle sprain.
So I made a commitment to not thinking of my ankle. I found that the more I thought about it, the more it didn’t feel “right”. When I stopped focusing on it, I didn’t even notice it. The mind is a powerful thing, right?
Here’s the rundown of last week’s Triple HHH of workouts.
40 minutes Elliptical Intervals
Strength training: Bullet Proof Legs Circuit + Upper Body
After two weeks off from the gym and strength training, I was severely feeling this workout. My legs were wobbling as I walked out of the gym.
Time to get back at it!
45 minute run, 8:57 avg/pace
I leashed up Max and hit the pavement for some miles. There was nothing too exciting about the run but I had an intense feeling of happiness because it’s SUMMER! I know it’s hot, humid and soupy AF out but there’s just something about the cleansing sweat of a summer run. It’s different than other time of the year. Probably because EVERY SINGLE PORE is sweating. Even your eyeballs. Soak it up, friends. Winter will be here soon enough.
Morning Flow Yoga @ Bending Bodhi
I can’t say that it cured my sprained ankle but it was nice and relaxing. I bet it would be quite lovely in the winter.
30 minutes Arc Trainer Strength Intervals
Strength Training: Bullet Proof Legs + Upper Body Circuit/core
Nothing too exciting about this workout. Worked hard and got it done!
45 minute run, 8:46 avg/pace
It’s amazing how lower temps (68 degrees!) and lower humidity can feel so refreshing. But then you start running and the sweet summer sweat returns.
The joy of summer running!
Morning Flow Yoga @ Bending Bodhi
14 mile run – 8 on the road, 6 on trails, 1100 ft elevation gain
It was another ridiculously hot morning that was only going to get hotter as the day went on. With a heat index over 100 degrees, I knew it was best to get my run done as early as possible. I woke up later than I wanted and had zero desire to run on the roads. But then Lukas woke up and I asked if he wanted to ride his bike with me for a few miles before I met up with Kyle.
We cruised along for 3+ miles before I dashed over to Kyle’s house. We did 4+ miles together for a total of 8 for me. I really, really didn’t want to do another 6 miles on the road so I made a shoe swap, changed my tank, grabbed my pack and hit the trails for the remainder of my miles.
I walked some hills and kept the pace light. My focus was to work on nutrition and hydration and not end up sick.
40 minute recovery run, 4.23 miles
I slept in till almost 7. It was 82 degrees with full sun and humid AF. The only saving grace was the lovely breeze. I kept things light, stuck to the shady side of the street (if there was any) and took walk breaks as needed. I was drenched from head to toe. I’ll remember these super sweaty days with fondness when I have lashicles and frozen fingers in January.
How was your week in workouts?
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