ACL Update:

Yup... still have not made time to repair my knee.  According to my doctor, to repair my ACL for the third time will require 2 separate surgeries and to be completely honest, I just don't have time for that right now.  There are too many races to run!

Thankfully by the end of 2018, I was able to master the use of KT Tape and Rock Tape to stabilize my knee enough that I feel comfortable racing again. Is it perfect? Not even close, but it is enough that I can still run and train, just with a little more caution.

The above weights and speeds are suggestions; increase or decrease weight/speed to the level you are comfortable with.  More important than the weight you are using or the pace you are running at, is being able to complete the amount of repetitions and maintain proper form and safety during the exercises.  Weight should be comfortable but challenging during your first round, and will increase in difficulty as your muscles work and fatigue.  Speed should also be based on your own level of running.  Pushing your limits is key to improving yourself, but knowing your limitations and avoiding over stressing your muscles is of equal importance.

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weekly workouts

Every race, no matter the distance, has its own high points and low points, victory days and injuries.

Each week I will be posting the workouts I personally do in order to achieve my goals for my current marathon.​​​

Don't forget to check out the Running Recaps section where I reflect on how each week of training went.  
I will be discussing the aspects of my training that went well, and the aspects that may have required a little more motivation.  

"There is virtue in work, and there is virtue in rest.  

use both and overlook neither"

​- Alan Cohen

Weekly Workout  - Week 17

Monday: Off

Tuesday: Speed Workout:

  • 2-3 mile Warm Up
  • 4 x (800m uphill at 6'35"; 60 sec rest; 800m downhill at 6'55")
  • 2 minute rest between sets
  • 2-3 mile Warm Down
Wednesday 6-8 miles at 7'53"

Thursday: Cross Training

Friday: Challenging Run

  • 2 mile warm up
  • 5 miles at 6'35"
  • 2 mile warm down

Saturday: Long Run

  • 8-9 miles at 7'53"
  • 8-9 miles at 6'55"
  • 2 miles at 7'53"
  • **I'll be participating in a Foam Glow Run tonight!!**

Sunday: Off

  **And by off I mean running my first Hot Chocolate 15k**