Happy Wednesday! I absolutely love this quote! There will always be bumps in your training…just keep working hard!!!!
Speaking of Kara Goucher….in case you happen to miss it…..
I am in the middle of training for THE ZOOMA ANNAPOLIS HALF. Friday I had a great speed workout that was supposed to be followed on Sat by a long run… which was a semi-fail.I set out Sat planning to do 14 miles. At about mile 5 I felt something off in my knee. It seemed to be tightening. It did not change my stride so I kept going, but by mile 9 it was bothering me and I could tell that my stride was changing to compensate…so I stopped. I am not always the best judge of my own pain when it comes to running…I have a tendency to keep pushing and ignore pain. I knew that trying to finish out the last 5 miles would not do me near as much good as some dynamic stretching and ice would. So I stopped, stretched and iced!Sunday was a day off and Monday I felt great! 8 miles at a 7:52 pace. Tuesday….I planned for 7 miles at an easy pace….turned into 5 miles with just a bit of pain in my knee. I know that it is my IT band so I am trying to be consistent in my strength training and icing. I spent a good amount of time on some drill yesterday and today I did 6 miles with almost no trouble at an 8:06 pace.My plan is to skip speed work this week and try for my long run Sat and if all is good pick up speed again next week.Today I got a little wet on my run…but it was the perfect opportunity to wear the best vest ever!!!!!
So, my week looks like this so far:
Sat: 9 miles
Monday: 8 miles
Tues: 5 miles + lots of drills
Wed.: 6 miles + drills
I think I got a little purple happy…..no really, grape IS the best flavor!
And I am super excited to get and to wear these shirts! You can find them here: Run Far Girl; Embrace the HillI love the shirts (the material is perfect), the message and the cause!
Last but not least….some great exercises from Lauren to work your core:
How is your week going? Tell me something you have going on this week?