Whew! I survived the half marathon and the only thing that really seemed to give me any trouble were my hip flexors! Man, they were sore and tight! I have another fun half marathon coming up on the 31st! Again, not chasing any PRs, but hoping to enjoy the sights and experience. I’m treating this weak as almost a taper type week in between the half marathons.
3/19 – Rest day, I feel this was well deserved. Plus, it was a long day at work.
3/20 – A second rest day. Non-injured Me would probably have tried to do something after work, but recovering Me is still being careful!
3/21 – 5.25 mile run at 9:14 min/mi pace. I felt good. I had this realization during my run and felt thankful. I am still taping my foot up for runs, and will probably do so for awhile. There was a small dusting of snow on the ground (the above photo!). After today’s run, I went to total body toning with my friend, Danielle. Today’s session included work on the chest, triceps, and hips/glutes. My gluteus medius muscles were on fire. This is payback for all of the clamshells I make my patients do!
3/22 – Rest day. After work, we decided to compete in some Disney Trivia at a local Irish Pub. Alas, we did not win, but it was enjoyable nonetheless.
3/23 – Easy 3.1 miles at 9:45 min/mi pace. Still chilly, but a pleasant morning run. Always enjoy watching the sun come up.
3/24 – What would be a term to identify the sleety, snowy, windy mess that is occurring outside today? In the Northeast, you all have the “nor-eastors.” Maybe I can call this a “mid-westor?” Whatever it is, it seems to have no end. I tried to do my long run today, but could not head east without significant visibility issues and sleet stinging my face. Tried sunglasses, still did not work! I got in 3 miles run/walking around the neighborhood, but will try again tomorrow on the longer run. I shoveled the driveway twice, so that certainly counts for resistance training because of the heavy snow!
3/25 – We ended up with about 10 inches of snow yesterday … happy Spring! I know all of my friends in the northeast would consider this laughable! A good chunk of it had melted by the afternoon, as the temperature crept up to the low 40’s. Our parks department had cleared up most of the trails, so I was able to get my run on! 6 miles at 9:29 min/mi average.
Here’s to another week of running!