Week 2: Falling Without Style

Last week was a rough week.   After Broad Street it took me the entire week to recover.  It isn’t surprising since the last time I ran that fast for that long was Broad Street 2014.  Of course my muscles are going to be sore!  That being said I had a nice week of running…I did what I wanted, no more and no less.

Monday: 7.35 miles easy
Tuesday: 7.35 miles easy
Wednesday: 7.4 miles easy
Thursday: 10.75 miles easy
Friday: OFF
Saturday: 10.75 miles easy
Sunday: Race to Never land 5k (20:20)

On Tuesday I tripped over a pot hole and took a nasty fall.  I was about ¼ of a mile away from my house and had to walk home.  During that fourth of a mile walk, three cars stopped and asked if I was okay.  I was bleeding and I had cut up my knee, elbow and arm pretty badly (no photos).

I fell directly on my elbow and honestly I was worried I had broken it again.  Long time readers know I have broken both of my arms.  The first time was in college when I slipped and fell on the ice.  The second was 2 years ago when a cyclist hit and knocked me to the ground while cooling down.  Needless to say I don’t fall gracefully.  I’ve been checked for bone density twice and was always in the normal range so that isn’t a worry.

ah ha...found this college gem.
ah ha…found this college gem.

It’s been nearly a week since falling and while I’m still sore I can rotate everything so I doubt it’s broken.  Thank goodness for that.

The rest of the runs were easy and boring.  My plan for May is still to keep running easy and base mileage.  I’ll also do local 5ks to get some speed in but no workouts.  I’ve kept building up slowly and I would like to be running 60-70 miles with a rest day.  I have no plans to run 15+ long runs for a while.

Enjoying miles not on snow...
Enjoying miles not on snow…

On Sunday I ran a local 5k.  It was hot, humid and not that enjoyable but in my attempt to get better at 5ks…I must run more 5ks. That would make sense right?   The heat as well as being sore got to me but like everything you must start somewhere.  Despite not being where I would like, it was a decent race and I don’t regret doing it.

So with that I move onto week 3 of training for 5ks.  It’s similar to week 2 but with a few miles.

Questions for you:

How was your week of training?

Have you ever broken your arm?