Workouts: Racing and Taking a Step Back
Like most of the Northeast, it was scorching last week. If I weren’t motivated to get back out there, I would have struggled with most runners. Luckily I was driven by the pure fact I’m able to run again. Plus I don’t have certain paces or workouts I need to hit in the heat, so that makes it a little bit easier too.
All of my runs have been easy. They are boring, and I’ve been running for about any hour 4 days a week and two longer runs. This time, period makes for several uneventful training logs.
|Monday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Tuesday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Wednesday:||Midweek Long Run 85 minutes|
|Friday:||Easy 50 minutes|
|Saturday:||Healthy Kids 6k (20:01)|
|Sunday:||Long Run 90 minutes|
|Total:||Roughly 50 miles|
My race on Saturday went better than expected. Despite the heat, I was able to run a 20:01. It was about 20 seconds faster than the week before. I ran the race last year in cooler conditions and ran a 20:13. So I’m happy with the time for now.
The main question: So how’s my ankle feeling?
I do still have a little bit of achiness. It’s not painful, but it is noticeable. I’ve had three weeks of solid base building, so I’m taking a step back next week and taking a few days off. While I do believe it’s residual pain but, I would rather be safe than sorry. There is no need to push it now.
Thus another short and relatively boring training log complete. I wish I had something exciting to share, but the boring parts of training have their place as well.
Questions for you:
How long after an injury do you normally feel “good’?
Is it hot where you are?