Workouts and 1 mile of Running

After Monday’s one mile run, this was not the training post I had in my mind.  So we are back to that again right?

After I ran on Monday, my foot felt off.  It wasn’t the off of “I haven’t run in over a month so I will be sore”.  It was the off of “Too much, too soon”.  So I nixed anymore thoughts of running again for another week.  I don’t have another follow up appointment with my doctor until next week.   Realistically I’ll take it by pain level (as he said).  If I feel injury free before next week, I’ll try another mile…if I don’t…I won’t run until I feel comfortable running.  I have big goals for 2015 that running a mile now to cause me to wait another month or two, doesn’t really fit into line.

So what felt off in my run?  During my one mile run, I felt good.  I’m not sure if it was adrenaline or the fact it was about 10 minutes of my life but I didn’t feel pain.  I started to feel discomfort over night.  I know I didn’t rebreak the bone but I know my bone shouldn’t feel like that after a run.

I’ll be the first to admit I was really hoping to be in the clear injury wise, but I’m not completely there yet.  There isn’t a point in lying to anyone (including myself) that I’m fully healed.  I’ll just skip that step, admit I need more rest and keep cross training.  I’m upset but no need to dwell on it.

Monday 30 minutes elliptical and 1 mile run
Tuesday 1 hour AMT
Wednesday Off
Thursday: 30 minutes elliptical
Friday: 1 hour Arc trainer
Saturday: Off
Sunday: 1 hour elliptical


Saturday I had planned to work out but I ended up needing to go to work early.  We had a group run from the store.  It was a lot of fun to meet and chat with local runners (as well as two coworkers) so I didn’t mind waking up (drinking more coffee in 2 hours than I should have) and helping out.  I cannot wait to get back out there and I’ll probably do some group runs when I’m able too.

My elliptical workouts were kind of boring.  I just watched TV and chatted with whoever was on the elliptical next to me (I didn’t bother them obviously.  If they wanted to chat, we did).   This is a complete 180 of my last injury (2 years ago).  I just want to rest right now because I know my body needs it.  I don’t set my alarm in the morning.  This means if I sleep in too late to go to the gym before work, I don’t go and move on.   If I wake up early, then I go.  As you can see it’s a rather structured plan.

My plans for next week are pretty similar to this week.  I’ll take it day by day and see how I feel. I’m typing this with minimal pain (if any) when I walk.  Walking and running are two different motions for me, so I am still giving it plenty of rest.

Questions for you:

What was your best workout?

Do you do a program on the elliptical?