Good news: spring has sprung! Bad news: it was a monsoon, at least for a couple of days.
I’d been neglecting my #extrasalt – hip and glute strength, and stretching – and this week it caught up with me as my IT band, knee and peroneal tendon began to freak out in various acute ways. Unfortunately this was supposed to be peak week before winding down for the Providence half. BUT – the leg issues were a good wake-up call.
Monday 4/3 – One glorious day of sunshine before a week of stormy weather. Ran home from a lunch date with the husband, 2 miles. Evening: warmup, 2 miles, followed by running very easy round a track pretending to do the speed set, 4.6km (2.8 miles). Total – 6.8 miles very easy.
Tuesday 4/4 – Crabby ITB and peroneal tendon. Weather equally grim. Off to foam roll my ITB, sit on a porcupine ball, stretch my hamstrings, etc.
Wednesday 4/5 – No running. Body Sculpt class
Thursday 4/6 – still off, beginning to freak out about ITB
Friday 4/7 – 10 minutes on stationary bike, unable to raise my heart rate beyond 130, got fed up, 15 minutes on elliptical
Saturday 4/8 – 50 minutes elliptical
Sunday 4/9 – 120 minutes elliptical with HR in the 140ish range, and about 20 minutes on the bike at the end as a…change of pace. I was supposed to do a 15-mile long run, but my ITB was still grumpy. So I figured that moving at the same intensity for roughly the right length of time would achieve sort of the right effect. Sigh. I typically figure 10+ minutes a mile for long runs, so this was technically 10 to 15 minutes short, but I. Was. So. Bored.