Yesterday’s Workout – Walking, Swimming, and Pool Running

Total Time Walking: 1:00:37 (4.5 mph, 6% incline)

Total Time Pool Running/Swimming: 1:01:53

Thank you so much for your kind words on yesterday’s post. I felt like I needed to be honest instead of trying to put on a front.  I know that I will get through this phase and feel better, just been a tough week! We all have them now and again.

I feel like I finally have a legitimate training recap to bring you today. I started off slow, but cross training is in full gear!

I haven’t had much of any leg pain.  The little bits I have had are just normal aching pain and that is to be excepted. This typically feels like a soreness you would feel after a hard workout.


Monday was a travel day back from the Chicago Marathon.  After a lot of walking on Sunday, I took Monday as a rest day and let my leg have a break.


My first cross training workout of the week. Twenty minutes on the treadmill at a 5% incline.

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I was pretty darn happy to do my first cross training workout in 4 weeks.


I completed 30 minutes on the spin bike at a 7 resistance. I just focused on keeping my heart rate up.

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ThursdayPool Running and Swimming

I did 1 hour of pool running, throwing in 1:30 intervals for 30 minutes, followed by 20 minutes lap swimming.

FridaySpinning and Recline Bike

I spun for 1 hour continuing at a low resistance and keeping my heart rate up and then cooled down for 20 minutes on the recline bike.

SaturdayWalking, Pool Running, and Swimming

I broke this one up because I had more time to kill while waiting on my husband. The total workout consisted of 1 hour of walking, followed by 50 minutes of pool running, and a short 10 minute swimming lap session.

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I did the hour of walking at 4.5 mph and a 6% incline. Walking can be quite the workout!

I just wasn’t feeling spinning today so I wanted to do something different. When I first got injured I read a lot of Camille Herron’s blog where she talks about coming back from stress fractures. She strongly believes in the importance of walking in cross training to recover from injury.

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Those were the final stats of my walk based on my heart rate monitor.

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I can’t really get pictures of the pool because cell phones are banned, but these were the stats from my watch after I got out.

Did I mention I am really bad at swimming?

I was going to break up my hour in the pool with half pool running and half lap swimming. Instead, I ended up doing about 50 minutes of running and 10 minutes of swimming.

I know the more I do it the better I’ll get, but man it just bores me to tears.

Sunday – Rest

I am taking a rest day today after a pretty great week of cross training.

Total of 5 days of cross training this week. I’d say that’s pretty good!


I’ve learned a lot this week.  It has been a tough one and I see just how far I have to go.

I loved reading every single one of your comments, and already know some of the things I need to do to get me out of this funk I’ve been in.

My most important role in life is being a wife, daughter, sister, and friend. I used running to define me. It will always be a PART of who I am but I need to focus on the rolls in my life that are more important.

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Sometimes it takes the hard times to really teach you what you need to learn.  They aren’t easy to go through, but in the end they are worth it!

How was your week?

Any big plans for the week to come?

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