OK-Runner’s World and Running Times came in the mail today. I am getting NOTHING done around here…Lots and lots of coffee consumed though!! Also, Shalane is my hero!!! (don't worry Kara, I will be stalking you again soon!)
I’m laughing at the comments on my last post! My treadmill is NOT in my kitchen. I have a kitchenette in the family room in the lower level of my house. My actual kitchen IS my favorite room to hang out in though-ha! Perhaps I should put it in there, however as Lindsay pointed out, it might be too easy to hop off and grab a snack! On the flipside, perhaps if I was sitting there eating a snack I would feel inspired to get on it!!
On the running front!
Or the” lack of running” front the last couple of days…..
My week in review. I’ll preface this by saying I was planning for 56 miles with the only attempt at speed being 4 miles at HM tempo. This would be my highest mileage week since returning from my injury but I was feeling strong and my legs are good.
Monday: 10 miles total- 6 am(8:21)/4 pm(7:52) – 30 Day Shred Level 2
Tuesday: 10 miles total- 6 am(8:06)/4pm (7:23)-this was my attempt at HM tempo.....30 day Shred Level 2
Wednesday: no running-Spin class. Since I was at the gym I did an upper body workout there and for Jill, threw in some 3 way lunges:)
Thursday: 8 miles total-4 am(8:13)/ 4 pm (7:28) 20 minute core routine and the strength portions of the 30 Day Shred that my daughter was doing. (I was multitasking as there was a mountain of laundry to be folded during the cardio, and ab portions-that was my excuse anyway!!)
Friday: 10 miles (8:06). OK- here is where my brain decided to ignore the advice of my body. This run was going OK. My legs felt tired from the start but not sore so I plodded along. At 9.1 miles I felt a tiny tiny twinge in my hip. My route looped around by my house at 9.25 but because I’m so extremely anal at times I just had to run the 10 miles. Honestly, I might as well run nothing if I’m only going to run 9.25 right…..Yes, I have issues… Anyway, the twinge got quite a bit worse but by golly I finished the 10 miles. Friday afternoon it passed a bit and I did the 30 day Shred Level 2 again. Friday night, slight numbness down my right leg. Also, very dull hip ache. Really, not severe at all and I would have paid it no attention in the past but it really worried me this time.
Saturday: woke up-no pain but still the dull ache. This time I’m listening. Took the entire day off from any sort of exercise. Was initially planning on a 4 mile easy run.
Sunday: Still aware something not quite right but no pain, no numbness. Plan was for a 14 mile long run. Didn’t even consider this. I REALLY wanted to get out on my bike because the weather was SO beautiful. Decided to even forego the bike. This totally sucked but emotionally, I could NOT rehab this injury again. As much as it just about KILLED me I did nothing except a pushup/ab workout in the evening.
So-I finished up the week with 38 miles instead of the planned 56. I’m OK with this. No races on the horizon. Patience....
Today-I feel 100%. No pain, no numbness. Decided to head out on a cautious 4 mile run and if it bothered, STOP. Nothing. I felt great and rested. I wore my Garmin (I always do for the data on Garmin Connect later) but I spun it to the inside of my wrist. I just wanted to run easy and not freak out about being slow….Wow, 2 days rest is good. I thought I was giving about 8:15 effort straight across and data showed I finished mile 4 at 7:19. I’ll take it!! Chalk it up to a lucky day as I’m quite certain 8:15 effort will result in 8:15 pace tomorrow. Anyway, weather is GORGEOUS so I’m heading out on my bike for my 20 mile loop tonight. Not sure of how hard I will do this. We’ll see!
Anyway, now that I've spewed out my week (I'm sure more for my benefit than any of yours) I should probably run around with my head cut off here for about 15 minutes so my husband actually thinks I accomplished something today....I'm thinking eggs and toast for supper....