Training Log: Whoop There It Is

This week it finally happened.

I had the run that made me realize I am getting over my injury.  I am nearly injury free.  On Friday I was running and I realized…I’m having no aches, no pains and no notice of my point of fracture.  I am just running and enjoying the sights.

I posted a more “in depth” Q&A to a bit more of my training.

Monday: 4.3 miles and Deep Tissue Massage
Tuesday: 5 miles with Tim
Wednesday: Mid week long run 7.13
Thursday: Off
Friday: 5 miles
Saturday: 5 miles
Sunday: To do: 85 minutes long run

 

My deep tissue massage on Monday was much needed.  I feel like she loosened up my muscles from the last few weeks of running.  I knew when scheduling my appointment, that it would be more painful than usual.  After my massage Monday, I went home and layed on the couch.  It was glorious.

The rest of the week were my usual easier runs.  My schedule has started to become easy shorter runs with a midweek long run and a Sunday longest run. It seems to be working out well.

As I was saying, the best run for me came on Friday.  It was the first run that I felt completely injury free.  The run that made me forget that I was battling any injuries.  The run that makes me confident to pick out a Spring goal race.  After this run I can truly say I’m just running…not getting over an injury.

In every injury I have had, I have a run (like Friday) that makes me forget I was ever injured.  It’s a nice reminder that I waited the appropriate amount of time to heal and now I’m being rewarded.  It isn’t as if I’m going to suddenly run a 70 mile week next week but it gives me a lot more confidence.

Like I said last week, I have been wanting to continue cross training.  Friday seemed to work the best since I had the day off.  I headed to the gym and did 45 minutes of AMT.   I’m still trying to figure out how I want to integrate cross training into my weekly routine without going overboard and with still continuing to up my miles.  If I can only choose up my miles (smartly) or cross training one week…then that choice will be made.

Next Week:

I’m actually headed down to VA next weekend for some wedding related things. (finally, right?)  I am hoping to run around 40 miles with a cross training day.  I will be keeping to a pretty similar plan (since my goal is consistency).  Obviously if there is a hiccup, I’m not going to be concerned about it. As I said, my goal is to keep it consistent.

On another note, since I’m beginning a new chapter in my running book…I decided to update my running story.  I hadn’t since before my marathon (over a year ago).

Questions for you:

What was your best workout?

Which day of the week do you run the longest?