Tuesday: 20 min StairMill (1 min lateral, 1 min forward for duration), 15 min hips, 10 core
Hope everyone had a great 3 day weekend and Memorial Day!
It’s been a pretty uneventful week in terms of running, as in, i’m still not. The IT Band is stubborn as ever, and I have had plenty of moments where I want to throw a tantrum. But the thing is, i’m not injured, my left hip is weak and unstable and definitely noticeable when I’m working it. So i’ve been keeping up with the exercises & cross training so when I’m back to running I don’t look back over this “time off” and think that I should have been training regardless!
The best thing to do while being injured or taking time off is to work around the injury, strengthen the weak area, and plan what to do differently the next time around. I’m getting better and better at rowing (which i actually enjoy!) and I’m learning a TON of new exercises for the hips & glutes for myself and clients. With each setback, you can always find a way to look at the positive. As runners, we get injured, or have bad weeks, bad runs, bad races. If we try and take something positive out from it, we’ll feel better and won’t ever see it as time wasted.
Monday: 30 min legs/shoulders
Tuesday: 30 min legs/mobility/skill work, 10 min rope pull
Wednesday: 6000m row
Friday: 3.5m run 8:20/pace (did not go well)
Saturday: 1.5m walk
Sunday: 5.6m walk
Total Miles: 10.6m walking
How do you deal with time off from running?
Do you ever take time off during the year from running or another type of workout?
05/27/2015 at 9:48 AM
Totally love your attitude about being injured. I am so with you on it – embrace it as a learning experience. If you dwell on how much it sucks to be sidelined, you never learn anything new and end up with the same issues over and over again. I deal with time off from running due to injury the same way – learn what I can do to fix it, and cross train my tail off! I never take off of running but I do take recovery periods where I don’t run as much volume or intensity. Great job last week!
05/27/2015 at 12:13 PM
Exactly, i don’t want to deal with this again in the future. and sitting around pouting is not going to help!
05/27/2015 at 10:09 AM
I am so bad with taking time off. A lot of the time, I have to find a cross training exercise which I get the same “runners high” from. I had to take a significant amount of time off due to a stress fracture, so found cross fit to be sufficient… but as soon as I could run I was back at it. I’m pretty horrible with creating an off season for myself, so if I can run, I will run. You are handling injury so well and being beyond smart about it! Kudos to you! Hope you have a great day! : )
05/27/2015 at 12:14 PM
I agree! Rowing gives me that sweat to death, out of breath, “i accomplished something” feeling. but yeah, as soon as i’m 100% i’m running!
05/27/2015 at 11:09 AM
Great pictures! Looks like you guys had a great time – and I always think getting candids like that adds so much to the memories! We bought our kids those Fuji instant cameras (I have to stop myself from calling them ‘Polaroids’ 🙂 ), and they ARE awesome, we got them albums to store pics and so on.
I think you are really being smart – I think it is a great asset when you want to make overall improvements to defocus on your running and seek alternative exercise methods. I am just trying to keep up enough bodyweight stuff along with yardwork so I can *pretend* I do something other than running 😉
As for L. E. … again I say, just *so* freaking cute. 🙂 Pretty clear L. E. has taken charge of the household quickly!
05/27/2015 at 12:15 PM
yeah i didn’t know what to call those pictures other than “polaroid” haha! LE is seriously our life right now 🙂 she’s a dream dog
05/27/2015 at 1:24 PM
Glad that you are able to stay positive with the silly IT band stuff going on. Maybe you could share some of your new glute exercises at some point? I’m always looking for new ones:)
05/27/2015 at 3:00 PM
I just took video of one of my clients doing a workout, so it will be up soon
05/27/2015 at 1:47 PM
Time off is tough for me. I usually only take a break after a tough race.
My version of rest is no training schedule or set paces…just running easy for the love of it!
05/27/2015 at 4:50 PM
Love it! Can’t wait to get back to the easy love of running
05/27/2015 at 9:25 PM
I can’t remember if I already told you this or not, but L.E.’s cutest is on a whole different level! Seriously!!!
I took almost all of part of March and April off with hip bursitis. Coming back to running this month wasn’t easy but it was rewarding to make quick gains again – you know, starting off super slow with low mileage and then bumping up week after week!
05/27/2015 at 9:42 PM
I can’t wait to get back to it! And yes, LE is amazing cute. I had a gym member tell me it’s unreal how much she looks like a toy. 🙂 I’m so happy with her!