When I last left you, I was feeling pretty down about being injured. I was so sore and uncomfortable and even walking was causing discomfort. I saw my physio right away and got stretched and massaged out. I was re-assured that the injury wasn’t major, but that I needed to make some changes. I took the week off from running, which pretty much made me crazy, and was able to walk, bike, and strength train instead. I made sure I stretched, massaged, and foam rolled like I had never done before. And now I need to make sure I stay on top of it.
When I woke up Monday, I felt SO much better. When I went to the gym, I was able to manage 2 miles at a pretty slow pace, alternating with walking when I needed to. I felt pretty good after and was so glad I was able to manage 2 miles with out any pain.
Tuesday I went to physio again and also Pilates class.
Wednesday I took the day off.
Thursday I warmed up on the bike and then ran 2.5 miles on the treadmill without too much discomfort. I was wearing the newer trainers, whereas on Monday I was wearing older ones, and I’m wondering if it’s the newer shoes. Hmmm.
Friday I was really lazy and had every intention of going to the gym but OINTNB. You get me.
Today, I ran outside (since for once the sun was outish) 5K and felt pretty good. I did have to take a few walk breaks, and I did notice that the newer sneakers don’t feel as “loose” as the older ones. I think it’s time for another gait analysis.
All in all, it was a good week. I have decided to modify my training schedule, and slowly build up my mileage again. I’m a bit disappointed to not be working on speed vs distance, but right now the goal is to remain healthy while training.
And hopefully I will remember every Saturday to write up a brief update on the week. I meant to do this last year and never did, and I think it will be beneficial to me and to others (if anyone else who is a slow runner who is thinking about running a half).