As you know and are probably tired of hearing. I haven’t been running. Trust me, it’s strange having a running blog where I don’t talk about running fitness. But my next race isn’t scheduled until November, so if i’m taking time off to fully heal, this is it.
Yesterday was the first day i had no pain near the knee, and only experienced hip tightness toward the end of the walk/run. I was doing about 4 minutes walking then 1.5 minutes running (at a very easy & slow pace). Running without pain might be one of the best feelings in the world. I’m feeling optimistic that time off is definitely helping, alongside the skill work & glute/hip strengthening exercises. These will finally be up on the blog this week!
I have been walking on the weekend with a good friend who also is coming back from an injury. And as much as it pains us to see runners along the path, we both are happy to get out and get some miles in! Time soars with lots of girl talk, venting, bonding, animal spotting, nature..all that good for you crap!
It’s great to have a friend in the area who can go for miles and miles & enjoy it. Plus we do breakfast afterward and we hit up one of my favorite places.
Capital City Cheesecake, Takoma Park, MD.
We got lattes & bacon, egg, cheese sandwiches on multi-grain ciabatta. The small cup was a sample of their plain fro-yo with espresso, carmel & chocolate. It doesn’t look like it, but it was HEAVEN.
And then I took a few mini cheesecakes home.
Weekly Workout Recap!
Tuesday: 20 min StairMill (1 min lateral, 1 min forward for duration), 15 min hips, 10 core
Wednesday: 4000m row, 50 bosu single leg burpee w/pushup, 50 bosu situps
Thursday: 20 min lateral elliptical, 35 min running skill work & sprints! (no pain!)
Sunday: 6m walk/running (4-5 walk, 1.5m run), 1.7m walk with LE
Total Miles: 7.7 walking
Does anyone use walking as a form of cross-training?