I have to admit I have been pretty down about my training lately. Everything was going so well and I was seeing so many improvements and then out of no where I experienced injury after injury. First it was my buttcheek (piriformis), then my back (probably related to piriformis) and now my IT band, all due to quads being too strong compared to other muscles.
Looking back at last weeks training and I am actually not too disappointed. I was able to run 3 days, 2 races and all pretty decent runs. I am feeling the effects of not running as much now. Mentally, I am cranky. Physically, I am getting tired quicker and having a hard time holding my paces.
Sunday: Glass City 1/2 marathon
Tuesday: 45 mins elliptical
Wednesday: 2 miles in the morning (test run), 45 mins elliptical, 8 miles after work
Thursday: 50 mins on the elliptical
Saturday: Hermes 10 miler (the Puke and PR story)
Total Mileage: 33.10 miles
What is most important now is resting and staying sane. I hate resting, so I can’t tell you how hard it has been. I put in some good work early on and just hoping that my body will remember that and it will kick on race day. This week I am on a “no run plan.” I am resting my legs and letting the IT band heal. Saturday I am doing the Indy Mini (1/2 marathon) and after that I think I am back to the “no run plan.”
Anyone else notice mood changes when they can’t run?