The last couple weeks have made me feel like this:
So my response has been to do this:
Despite feeling very overwhelmed and anxious about life in general, I’ve had a great couple weeks of base-building. I just didn’t have the energy to tell y’all about it. So here’s an update in the form of my sweaty, immediately-post-run one-liners from RunKeeper.
(How’s that for creative punctuation?)
Base-Building Week 1
Monday 10/15: Rest
Tuesday 10/16: TDM
Wednesday 10/17: TDM
Thursday 10/18: 3.0 / 27:10 / 9:02 avg
“First 9:09 tempo run. TOUGH. Legs good but heart exploding. Stopped to rest twice. Pushed it at the end though! Wanted to quit bigtime!”
Friday 10/19: 2.5 / 27:22 / 10:58 avg , TDM
“Hills. Ow. Good run. Felt left ITB.”
Saturday 10/20: Rest
Sunday 10/21: 6.0 / 59:25 / 9:54 avg
Great. Steady pace. First podcast run (Fresh Air!) Left ITB strain.
Total mileage: 14.25
It was a really good week. I admit, it was a bit ambitious to put a tempo run and hills on my first consecutive running days. Thankfully, my legs were willing and able because the distances were very short. I can’t believe how nice it is to have the option of back to back days. I have so much more scheduling flexibility now!
Regarding the ITB strain, I tend to feel varying degrees of tightness in my left leg during or after every run. I roll and ice and the pain never continues into the next day so I’m not terribly concerned. As I’ve said a million times, the dynamic stretching in TDM has kept me limber and healthy!
Week two has gone just as well with new milestones. I’ll report on it tomorrow after my 8 miler!