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|
|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.
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?