Good day, Salties!
After a couple weeks of weird, random health problems, I’m back in action! To elaborate, at the end of February I fell off a snowboard in Andorra and twisted my knee. There is still some residual pain when I squat! Then when I recovered from that, my body decided it was time to have some kidney stones. I have had a condition since childhood that puts me at risk for kidney stones every day. Luckily, I don’t have them every day! But I haven’t had them for years, and they were aggressive this go-round. Here’s to hoping they don’t form again! I’m almost up to speed, no pun intended, on stress-fracture recovery! I am now allowed to run up to 40 minutes at my regular pace. Unfortunately I’ve been off for so long that my “regular” pace now feels a little forced, so I’m taking it easy. This week I’ll graduate to 50 minute runs! My doctor has me measuring in minutes, not miles, and I’m digging this method! …Although I can’t help but log the mileage when I’m done. 😉 I am thinking I can be 10k ready by May, so I’m looking for a race in Spain!
Here in Malaga, most of my runs happen along the beach. Sometimes I take it to the mountains for a little hill work. It’s a runner’s paradise! Here’s the work I did last week:
Monday- 40 minutes @ 10:30 pace. 3.6 miles.
Tuesday- 30 minutes @ 10:00 pace. 3 miles.
Thursday- 25 minutes, no recorded pace. 2 miles.
Saturday- 40 minutes at 9:45 pace. 4 miles + squats, side and front lunges. Lord have mercy, that made me so sore!
Sunday- 30 minutes of yoga to loosen up.
Total running time: 135 minutes, 12.6 miles.