RnR Philly Training – Week 2

Well, another week on the road to Philly is in the books, and I have to say it was a mixed bag at best.

Monday, 7/4: Core and upper body strength work – giving my legs a rest after the previous night’s 10K (accept I did do my 50 squats)

Tuesday, 7/5: Scheduled rest day – and I needed it! Squat challenge continued.

Wednesday, 7/6: Strength session with Trainer Stacey. This was another awesome session with everything from Turkish getups with weights, to pull-ups to circuit training with a medicine ball, kettlebell and free weights. We worked every muscle group and kept a good pace on the circuit.

Thursday, 7/7:  A crazy work day combined with a sick kiddo meant I missed my scheduled cutdown run. 50 squats done.

Friday, 7/8: Strength work – core and lower body focus.

Saturday, 7/9: 7 mile LSD. My left knee really started to squak at me around mile 3, and I debated whether to cut the run short. I’m glad my husband J had decided to run with me – it gave me the nudge I needed to keep pushing to finish the run. Lots of icing and rolling followed.

Sunday, 7/3:  Cross-training was on the schedule, but my legs felt meh after yesterday. I’m fairly sure the knee pain was actually a combination of a super tight quad and ankle, so I opted for yoga and some yamuna body rolling.

So the mileage was way down this week, but the strength sessions went really well…like I said a mixed bag. I slacked on my rolling and icing and I think that contributed to my cranky leg on Saturday’s run. So I’ll be rolling like it’s my job this week, as I up the mileage.


I’m linking up with Holly from HoHo Runs and Tricia from MissSippiPiddlin for their Weekly Wrap link up.  Link up and join us!


So tell me, how’d your week go?



  1. Great job on you squats Michelle even after your race! Are you like me and really like a circuit type workout? I’m finding that I do. I like the less rest most times. It’s challenging and I know I’m burning some serious calories when my HR is up!
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  2. My mileage has been down but my strengthening has been going well too. Hey, we can’t win them all, right?

  3. My mileage isn’t where I think it needs to be either but surely all of our other activities will carry us through? That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! LOL. Fantastic job on the squats. I hope that knee quits it’s squawking. Thanks for linking, Michelle!

  4. Ugh on the knee! I hope the rolling takes care of it. You have plenty of time to build up your mileage — that cross training is going to pay off in the meantime.
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  5. You are doing great with the squats! I’m really slacking. Sure I posted a few pix but that’s only to show that I squatted. Not hitting the quantity I want to be doing. I’ve got to kick it in to gear.
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  6. I hope your knee is ok! I feel the same way when I slack on foam rolling. Way to rock those squats!
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  7. Even if you didn’t get all your runs in, that is a heck of a lot of physical activity. I find too that lower body workouts can throw off my gait and result in injury if something is tight. Usually a couple days rest from running and I am back to good.
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  8. Great job pushing through on that long run! I hope your legs feel better this week 🙂 I’m sure the foam rolling and ice will help.
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  9. i have not been great on the rolling this week either thanks for the reminder
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  10. My mileage is rising (slowly) but ST is way down due to circumstances (which kinda sucks).

    And hey, I thought I was the ONLY person who had ever heard of yamuna!
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  11. Hope your knee is ok! Way to go on your strength workouts! Still something I need to work on. Hoping your legs feel better for next week!
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