Monday: 5.2m easy. 1@ 8:40 warm up mile then 4 @ 8:00/pace, .2 walking cool down, Lots of rolling & physical therapy on my anterior tibia.
After my visit to the Chiropractor, i spend time this weekend relaxing, stretching & cleaning the apartment. Nothing exciting, just tried to keep my mind off the whole, not running thing. I went on my first run in four days (on the treadmill, cause yeah outside is NOT happening in this crazy cold) and I felt good! My ankle felt normal and leg wasn’t tight. It’s still a work in progress and my boss is being awesome and teaching me how to use his Trigger Point physical therapy tools.
I know those little green rollers and balls look all cute, sweet and innocent, but they are crazy torture devices. It makes a foam roller look like a joke. I’m saving up to buy a kit so I can work on myofascial compression in the evenings. If I can find a tool that will keep me healthy and running I’ll try it!
I can’t remember for the life of me who said it, but I read an article on Runner’s World about 3 years ago that changed my way of thinking about the “maintenance” part of running (the therapy, stretching, warm ups, cool downs, icing, compression, massage etc.) and he (or she) said something along the line of how that extra 10% you put into the maintenance is what makes the difference in running comfortably, injury free and for years into your life. I took that to heart and now more than ever I’m going to make sure that I’m doing some sort of TLC to my body every day, especially on running days. How’s that for a New Year’s Resolution?
Random thing for Tuesday. I need a haircut. BAD. I think my last haircut was in July/August? eek.
Last Week’s Workouts!
Tuesday: 4 miles easy 8:47/pace, 1 hour of Olympic Lifts
Thursday: 6.5m easy run 7:41/pace, 8:03, 7:50, 8:04, 7:35, 7:16, 7:04, 15 min Triceps, 10 min abs
Friday: 30 min chest/biceps free weights + TRX, 10 min abs
Saturday: Rest <–lots of stretching
Total Miles: 10.5 (very low mileage for the week, DR’s orders)