Wineglass Training

Training this past week was interesting to say the least.  I had a lot of things going on “outside of actually running” that pretty much controlled my running.

On Monday I got my MRI.

On Tuesday I heard results of my MRI.  Also on Monday I got sick so I took both Monday and Tuesday off from any working out.  I have no regrets.  On another note, I appreciate everyone who is excited for me to run Wineglass.  While I would love too, I have not 100% committed to it.  I am still taking each day to make sure I am not getting any worse.

Monday: Rest
Tuesday: Rest
Wednesday: Run P90X Abs
Thursday: Run
Friday: Run
Saturday: Rest
Sunday Goal: 2:15 minutes run (last week was 2 hours).

As I said I’m comfortably getting back into running on my own terms.  If my foot hurts more, I stop.   If it doesn’t hurt, I don’t stop.  There will be a time I post my exact mileage and realistically that will be when I know.  Like last week, I haven’t been using a watch.  I’ll just check the time before I leave, vary my route so I don’t know and then come back when I feel satisfied.  Once I get home I look at the flock and see how long I’ve been gone.  That gives me an idea but I couldn’t tell you if it was 6.1 or 7.1….it seems to be working well for me.

Running Views, NJ: The Garden State
Running Views, NJ: The Garden State

As you can see it wasn’t that exciting of week.  I would have preferred to not have to take two days off from sickness but that’s life.  My training has been boring but that is how coming back from any issue, injury, niggle or whatever should be.  As I said before,

Next week:
I am debating running a (The Tidewater Striders) one mile track race. I have done it the past 2 years. It’s a very layed back and fun time. It’s one mile on the track then fun with friends. If I feel up to it I think it would be a nice way to ease back into the racing scene. Past that, I will probably just log easy miles with a possible two and a half hour long run next week.  (Depending on how today goes)

Running Views
Running Views

I also was able to schedule deep tissue massage number 6 for Tuesday.  I had hoped for tomorrow but my lady had no more spots available.

Questions for you:
What is your method and decision process to working out while sick?
Have you ever raced a mile on the track?