When I'm fighting an injury I feel like I fight it and fight it and fight it, until all of a sudden- Poof! One day it's just not there anymore. I finally reached this point this week and for the first time this year I felt strong and ready.
I'm already grateful for this injury because it helped me to create a better habit of cross training and strength training- both of which will help me to remain injury free in the future.
Monday: 4.07 miles @ 7:48 pace/mile. I wanted to run my planned marathon pace- 8:00/mile- and was happy I could do a little under that and still feel comfortable. I went to the chiropractor in the afternoon and I could tell a HUGE difference from how I felt last week compared to this week. It sure helps when you are running with an ankle that isn't locking (probably a big source of my shin problem) and a hip that is back in place. 15 minutes of strength training exercises from Run Less, Run Faster.
Tuesday: 45 minutes cycling- 11 miles total. ITBS/Shin rehab routine, 25 minutes.
Wednesday: 3.14 miles with Breona @ 8:27 pace/mile. It snowed! We finished running and then walked around talking for about 30 more minutes. Running partners are one of the greatest parts of running.
Thursday: 45 minutes vigorous cycling- 14 miles. Nike Training Club- Ab burner exercises, 15 minutes.
Friday: Nike Training Club- Sculpted Arms, 15 minutes and ITBS/Shin Rehab routine, 25 minutes.
Saturday: 6 miles- 2 mile warm up @ 8:22/mile, 3 miles tempo @7:46/mile and 1 mile cool down @8:26/mile. It was so fun to run during the day! It was clear and beautiful. I overdressed (note to self: 17 degrees at night and 17 degrees during the day is NOT the same). How could I not enjoy myself when my view looked like this?
Last week's goal: Keep up the cross training and strength training. No problems here!
This week's goal: Eat less fatty foods. Last week was bad news and the Super Bowl was the icing on the cake. I've been pretty good about sweets, but I need to
How was your week? What was your favorite workout?