Off on a 10 day epic journey to figure out my future (while seeing numerous colleges and hiking in Acadia National Park along the way)~~~ wish me luck pls

anthestark said: hi :D (i can only send you asks from this blog because untilwe-fly is a sideblog) I just wanted to say how much i absolutely love your blog, as you might have noticed since I reblogged about half of it :p but really, you inspire me so much and I just wanted to thank you for that <3

Thank you so much:) you’re awesome!

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7/19

Off day! I ended up going to the pool and aqua-jogging at a steady pace for 50 minutes. It was nice!

Total miles: 0

7/20

Longgggg run Sunday!!!!

-drills

-9 miles @ 7:12 pace

- stretching

This run has quite a story behind it. For the first four miles, my legs felt like shit even though the rest of my body felt totally fine. I can deal with that. But, then around mile 5, my calves tightened up so much that my right foot went totally numb. To the point that I could run, but felt no sensation and it felt very heavy. Luckily, I stopped at a stoplight and was able to stretch my calf to get enough sensation back to finish my run! This has happened once before during track season— and my dad says he thinks I have mild compartment syndrome. As long as I stretch and continue to keep my calves loose, it shouldn’t be a problem! At least my last mile was my fastest— 7:01.

Later that night—

— 20 mins of yoga and 8 mins of core. Then, lots of mobility exercises (clam shells, donkey kicks, etc)

Total miles: 9

7/21

Unexpected double day!

In the morn,

- .5 warmup

- plyos

- 4.4 miles @ 6:53 average pace. This run actually felt really good! It was my coach’s version of doing “hills”— and we essentially ran loops of Duchess hill (for those of you who know what I’m talking about) as part of our normal run. The hills were hard because my legs were sore, but nothing too bad— and I actually felt very relaxed for most of the run. I had a lot left the last mile so I pushed the pace and finished strong.

- .5 mile cooldown

- stretching, bandwork

(5.4 miles for the workout)

2nd run

- drills

- 3.2 miles @ 7:05 pace. I needed to do this to get more miles in and it actually felt really good! It was a progression— nothing crazy— but 7:15, 7:03, 6:54. I didn’t plan to do it that way, I just felt better and better throughout the run. I felt really relaxed and comfortable. I also went in the heat of the day, but I hydrated and was totally fine (even though my sweat would tell you otherwise)

- 4x strides

- stretching

- donkey kicks (all 3 variations), achilles exercises, 20 squats, 20 lunges, 40 squats, 40 lunges, 60 squats, 60 lunges

- I’ll finish with 5 minutes of core tonight! 

Today was a great day of training and I can’t wait to do a recovery run tomorrow!

Total  miles: 8.5

Throwing random things into a bowl of Greek yogurt resulted in a masterpiece

Throwing random things into a bowl of Greek yogurt resulted in a masterpiece

Anonymous said: I aspire to be like you!

This is so sweet! Also, another anon sent me a wonderful message that I accidentally deleted so much love to you all

There is no dishonor in losing the race. There is only dishonor in not racing because you are afraid to lose.

mohnochromatic said: How do you go about recovering from shin splints?

Shin splints occur when you try to increase your mileage too quickly! Back off the miles, and take a couple rest days/easy days to see if the aching subsides. Also, “shin splints” is really just a general term for anything funky you’re feeling in your shins. My best advice is to really stretch and roll out your calves because often the problems start there.

bepeu:

i hope everybody is staying cute and hydrated