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|
|Thursday:||30 minutes elliptical|
|Friday:||1 hour Arc trainer|
|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?