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?