This past week was all about trying to build my miles again and search high and low for my fitness… which seems to have completely disappeared. My miles were ugly and clunky and slow… but they were miles. My strategy for now is 2 days on, one day off until I’m feeling 100%. I continue to do my PT exercises, core work, and have even gotten into the weight room at the Y (which, in the evenings, I like to refer to as “bro-ville.”) for some squats, etc. This is the most consistent I’ve been in a very long time with doing core and strength, and I plan to keep it up! I am even signed up for a hot yoga class tonight, and plan on incorporating those classes once a week if possible.
This week’s goal is try to get a long run closer to 10 miles. Last week my runs were all around 4 miles, and even those were a struggle! Here’s to building miles and feeling better as the week goes on.
Monday 4.10- 2.5 miles, 10:32 pace. Still pretty hobbled- IT band was pretty tight and I had to stop and stretch quite a bit. 20ish minutes of core and stretching afterward.
Tuesday 4.11- I didn’t track time, but I did some core and strength during down times at work as well as in the evening.
Wednesday 4.12- 4 miles, 10:50 pace. Ran this in the evening. It was 64 and sunny and I was HOT. My HR has been embarrassingly high, too.
Thursday 4.13- 4 miles, 10:42 pace. Meh. Maybe just a tiny bit better than the previous day.
Friday 4.14- 60 minute walk, core and PT exercises.
Saturday 4.15- 4.3 miles, 10:31 pace. Beautiful day! 15 minutes lower body strength at the Y.
Sunday 4.16- 4 miles, 11:06 pace. A gorgeous Easter morning run. Listened to episode 1 of S*Town. Went hiking with my kiddos twice because it was such a gorgeous day!