"Its About That Time" - Weekly Workout Recap: July 28 - August 3, 2014

{I wish I could run like Coco!}

I haven’t been posting my Weekly Workout Recaps because they’ve been non-existent. I spent the past few weeks focused on strengthening my knees and hips which has been successful - all pain gone! *knocks on wood*

My running coach said, “It’s about that time…” so I guess I can say that CIM marathon training has officially begun.

Except...

A couple of weeks ago I went into my new gym for my free fitness assessment. It included a V02 max test. To quote the trainer who did my test, “So you plan to run a marathon this year? I suggest you start swimming and running hills because you’re going to need more endurance than this…”

With that in mind, here’s how the week went:

- Mon, 7/28: 30-min Swim

- Tues, 7/29: 4.03 miles Intervals Run

- Wed, 7/30: Strength Training with Dave (my first workout with him since he came back from a month-long vacation)

- Thurs, 7/31: 2.81 miles Stair Intervals

- Fri, 8/1: Attempted Strength Training session with Dave (but the DOMS from Wednesday was too intense and I couldn’t even do a single TRX Atomic Push-up.

- Sat, 8/2: Spin class with Meghan

- Sun, 8/3: 80-min Run in Golden Gate Park

The highlight of this week was the run in Golden Gate Park.

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I’ve limited myself to running around my neighborhood so it was more than a treat to be back in foggy GGP.

It wasn’t an easy run by any means, especially up those hills, but I didn’t hate it!

It sucks is humbling to have to rebuild my running fitness from scratch but this run felt so good! It's one of the best runs that I've had in a long time!

And it left me feeling excited to start training “for real” this time!