Barberry Training Log 3/19-3/25

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!

A born and raised Hoosier running to stay sane. I've done 5Ks to marathons, but am currently running to enjoy running. I'm an orthopedic physical therapist, with clinical specialization in treating people with vestibular disorders. Other things I specialize in? Knowing the lyrics to every Backstreet Boys song and being an awesome cat mom! Living with Crohn's disease, but trying to show it who really is the boss.

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