- 2.3 miles treadmill, walked slow
When I woke up on Sunday morning, my calves were so incredibly tight from Saturday’s Biggest Loser 15k. They felt rock hard and even walking down the stairs was difficult. I made sure to stretch and foam roll.
My calves were also very sore last night and still sore this morning. I foam rolled again and skipped BodyPump to walk about 2.3 slow miles on the treadmill.
My calves are definitely feeling the effects of running 9.3 miles. I am wearing my compression socks throughout that day hoping they will help.
I forgot to mention that I bought Danny new running shoes for his birthday. I took him to Dick’s Sporting Goods and after trying on a few pairs, he picked out a pair of Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13′s.
Danny used to only run in Nikes, so I am excited for him to try out¬†the Brooks.
The Weekend – Saturday
On Saturday night, my family came over to watch the Blackhawk’s game and celebrate Danny and Paul’s birthdays. It was a very intense game.
I ordered a Blackhawk’s birthday cake from a nearby bakery and everyone loved it!
I was exhausted by the time everyone left and went right to bed.
On Father’s Day, my dad, stepmom, brother, sister-in-law, and niece came over for brunch. We had bagels, donuts, grapes, potatoes, and eggs. My dad opened his Father’s Day presents and we visited for a bit.
After everyone left, I was exhausted again. Running that 15k took a lot more out of me then I thought it would.
I was up at 6:30 am on Sunday and was just sore and tired. I ended up taking about an hour and a half nap before going to my in-laws house for dinner. I feel a lot better today. I’m just dealing with my sore and tight calves.
After walking on the treadmill this morning, the kids and I went to the grocery store. After a week of birthdays and Father’s Day, my eating needs to get back on track.
My fruit and veggie bowl is full!
So, now that I am done with the 15k, I have the Zooma Half Marathon to train for. Since I was already training for the 15k, I am just picking up in the middle of the Zooma training plan.
The only thing I’m worried about is running four days a week. They might not fit into my schedule. The 15k training plan had me running three days a week, and I’ll probably stick to running three days a week for the half marathon training, four days a week if I can fit it in.
If you’re looking for a good 15k or half marathon training program, I recommend the Hal Higdon Training Plans. That’s what I followed for the 15k and it worked out great.
I’ll probably wait a few days until my calves feel better before jumping into the half marathon training plan.
Have a great afternoon!
- Did you do anything for Father’s Day?
- How many days do you rest after a long run or race?
- Favorite sports team?