As demotivating last week was, this week was much better. In fact, this was the best week I’ve had while returning after my injury. Along with my running feeling good, I decided to get my butt in gear and actually do the little things.
|Monday:||40-minute easy run|
|Tuesday:||40-minute easy run|
|Wednesday:||60-minute easy run||Core|
|Friday:||30-minute easy run||Core|
|Saturday:||30-minute easy run|
|Sunday:||65-minute easy run|
|Total:||Roughly 30 miles|
To be honest, this was the first week of running I didn’t feel “injured.” It’s been eight weeks, but I finally feel, “normal.” I’m nervous to type that out. My ankle doesn’t ache during the before, during or after which motivates me.
However, I’m still monitoring my ankle. While this week felt good, that doesn’t mean every run will. I’m at the point that I miss running and training consistently. I’ve been out for most of the summer, and I miss it. Hopefully, I’ve made it through the initial hardest part of recovery, and now it’s back to increasing mileage.
I was happy to get to the pool once and do a few core workouts throughout the week too.
My plan for the next month is to continue to slowly increase mileage and possibly add a few races too. I know I’ve lost fitness, but it will be nice to get a good baseline. I don’t have any major goal races picked out because no injury recovers the same. I don’t know where my fitness is or how fast I’ll be able to return to running. Honestly, I don’t even know what I want to train for.
Questions for you:
How was your week of workouts?
Is it scorching hot where you are?