Lately, my training has been going according to plan. I've had to make minor adjustments here and there to fit running into my schedule, but nothing major.
Until last week. Due to weather and evening plans, I rearranged my run schedule to include double run days on Tuesday and Wednesday, track work on Thursday, easy running on Friday and a long run on Saturday. The two double days were great and my legs felt surprisingly good. I was looking forward to my track workout, when I walked out of my apartment on Thursday morning . . . and slipped on a patch of ice. I ended up twisting my knee. Fortunately, it was a minor injury with minimal swelling but enough to make running out of the question for the next two days.
Things were still a bit rocky during my long run on Saturday morning, but I was determined to get through the miles. As long as I stuck with a sloooowww pace, my knee seemed to be fine. I tried picking it up a bit about halfway through but my knee would have none of it. Even though it seemed like the miles took forever, I was glad to be able to run.
Whatever it takes, because I love running!
Today, my knee is feeling recovered so I'm planning a full week of training with a minor tweak - I'm only doing one speed session instead of two to account for the knee issue. Here's the plan:
Monday: 6 miles @easy pace w/strides + 30 min Y Kettle Bell Class + 30 min strength training
Tuesday: 6 miles @easy pace + 60 min strength training
Wednesday: Y-Fuse (Lunch); 8 miles inc. 12x400m @6:4x pace
Thursday: 4 miles @easy pace (Lunch)
Friday: 4 miles @easy pace
Saturday: 12 miles @easy pace
Sunday: Rest Day
Total: 40 miles
It's hard to believe spring goal races are just around the corner! The time to work hard is now :)
My questions for you:
- What training/workouts do you have planned for this week?
- Have you ever suffered a freak injury, i.e. slipping outside?
- Do you ever train with Kettle Bells?
I've used Kettle Bells before but this will be my first class using the equipment!