It’s that time of year again- summer training recap time! I’ve done this for the past two years, and it’s fun to be able to look back at training from past years.
The 16-mile week doesn’t really count, so I’m going to say that last week was my first week of summer training 🙂
Week 1: (5/22-5/28)
Monday: 4 miles on bike path + some yoga
Tuesday: 4 miles into 30 min bike + lower body lift
Wednesday: 60 min bike
Thursday: 5 miles on bike path + drills and strides + core. First run in new shoes.
Friday: 4 miles into 30 min bike + upper body lift
Saturday: 6 miles on bike path
Total: 23 miles + 120 min XT
This first week was okay. The runs and cross trains felt fine, but unfortunately my bunion really hurt on almost every run. At home, I don’t have access to the laser and stim/compex and other resources that the training room provides, so I’m going to have to get creative with treatment to keep this pain under control.
What I can do: warm Epsom salt foot soaks, ice baths, rolling, stretching/mobility, topical anti-inflammatory treatment.
On a more positive note, both lifts went really well. We jumped right back into the full lift routine, so I was so sore after Tuesday! My hamstring felt like it might rip off my body. But the soreness has subsided, and I have a nice baseline for my fitness. I’m excited to get stronger this summer!
Non-training highlights from this week:
A couple of my teammates came up to visit, and we explored Georgetown on an overcast day:
Jazz in the Garden on the Mall with a friend:
I made cha siu baos from scratch for the first time (it was a two-day process, but so worthwhile):
…and my mom and I went shopping (*groan*) and explored our favorite farmer’s market (*cheers*)!
My goals for this coming week include:
- Spend less time on my phone, especially before bed
- Be proactive about bunion pain
- Two yoga sessions and glute activation
- Try to get more quality sleep! I wake up naturally at or before 6 am, so I need to go to bed early to account for this
- Continue quality nutrition
- Start my remote writing internship!
- Focus on non-cooking hobbies as well, such as playing piano, knitting, reading, and writing