Last week started out as an extremely good training week for me. I felt like I was recovering well from my 10k and my runs felt strong. I thought it was going to be one of my strongest weeks in a while. I’ll start with the positive parts of the week and then move to the negative.
Workout Wednesday: 2X2 mile repeats
On Wednesday I ran 2×2 miles with a friend of mine. I originally planned on doing 400s but she asked if I was interested in doing a 2 mile workout. I decided it would be fun and to join her. Plus I had no idea where to do a track workout since school is back in session and the track I used is being ripped up.
Our first 2-mile average was 7:10 and the second 2 miles was 6:50. I was pleased since the road was uneven. We also talked a little bit during the repeats so it wasn’t at 100% effort. I had a great time!
On Thursday Tim and I had a rare day off together. We decided to drive out to Wissahickon park in Philadelphia. Normally the day after a speed workout I take the day off but since we both had the day off we opted to run at the park together then go to one of my favorite diners: The Trolley Car.
Saturday I ran the Deborah 5k. I already wrote the recap here but in summary I felt awful from eating late Friday night. It was motivating because my “feeling awful” pace is where my “feeling good” pace was at the beginning of the summer. Hashtag: Progression!
The other runs were just easy, uneventful miles. Nothing too exciting too report!
So the first six days of the week were good. Now on to the seventh…
On Sunday I planned to do a long run. About .2 into the run I tripped and fell. It was a very nasty fall and after immediately going home, I realized I needed to go to the ER. I fell on my shin and cut the skin down to the bone. Thank goodness the bone wasn’t visible but I needed to get a lot of stitches as well as shots. I’m a needlephobe so believe me it was not how I wanted to spend my morning.
I’m really lucky that I hit the shin and not the knee. All my damage is skin layer. The doctor thinks if I had landed on my knee I would have shattered the knee cap. I also scraped up my arms, shoulders and face. I would be lying if I said I’m not self-conscious about all of the road burn on my face.
All of that being said I’ve chose to wait to run a couple of days. They gave me a soft cast to keep my stitches in place for 24 hours. Right now I’m not taking any pain medication but my whole body is definitely sore. My face, arms and elbows all have road burn which hurts far more than the deep cut.
It’s almost impressive how much damage I was able to do just falling. I’m thankful I didn’t break my knee or leg but it still stinks.
Questions for you:
Have you ever gotten stiches?
How was your week of training?