Sunday, March 30, 2014

Weekly training update

Most of this week was an exercise in trying to figure out what else could go wrong. By Thursday, I started to feel better and didn't have any more (mis)-adventures unless you count running through the rain (again) on Saturday. My goal for the week was 30-34 miles and I hit 31.3, even with taking a couple of extra days off.

Sunday - Spartan Sprint, 4.8 miles + 19 obstacles.

Monday - off

Tuesday - 7 v 7 soccer, 2.81 miles. This was our first playoff game and we started the game with only 5 players again. We never really recovered from starting the game down 2 players - even when we were able to add the other 2 guys, we were really disorganized. We ended up losing 4-1. Sometime in the first half, I managed to block a clearing attempt by one of the guys on the other team with my ribs & diaphragm (I don't recommend that) which knocked the wind out of me for awhile and then about 10 minutes later, I took a deflection off my jaw. 

Wednesday - off - I actually started getting a cold on Monday and Tuesday night it hit me pretty hard so Wednesday was a full rest day including naps and lots of hydration. I'm thinking the cold weather soccer + my added injures during the game didn't help my body in its fight against whatever germs I picked up on Sunday. Plus, my sore ribs and jaw made eating a little bit more of a challenge than normal - I couldn't really eat anything chewy and with the sore ribs I couldn't tell if I was hungry or my stomach hurt… not a great combination.

Thursday - 11 v 11 soccer, 3.69 miles. Game 3 of the women's league and we played against a team who only lost one game last season (against us!). We didn't realize until we arrived at the game that we were only going to have 10 players, so we recruited another defender from one of the teams playing before us and she definitely made a big difference. We ended up losing the game 3-0, but we were really focused on keeping the game tight defensively and forced the other team make some really good shots in order to beat us. Overall, it we played a good, hard game and with our full team in place, I think we'll be ready to take this team on again. Maybe in the playoffs?

Friday - off

Saturday - long run, 20 miles, 12:02 pace. I combined a 7 mile training run with the Run the Bluegrass half marathon to get my full 20 miles in. More details to come, but I felt really good and ran a negative split in my half marathon! 

How did your week go? Did you hit your goals?

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