The plan was to run 10 miles at easy pace and then pick it up to goal marathon pace for the last 6 miles. My hamstring loosened up within the first few miles and the blister was only whispering to me. Things were going pretty well! Until about mile 8 when things fell apart.
My knee started tightening up. It wasn't too bad at first and I was able to pick it up to goal marathon pace at mile 10. But from there it just got worse. It got so bad that I had to call the workout at mile 14 and stopped for a few minutes to massage the area and stretch. I still had two miles back to my apt so did a walk/jog. Walk for a few minutes, then attempt to run. Make it a quarter mile or so. Then hobble for a bit. Repeat. Repeat.
I told Coach Matt about the problem right away and we think it may be related to the blister issue I had earlier in the week. He recommended taking 48 hours off from running so I had to skip my Sunday miles. But I think it was the smart thing to do. After a weekend of taking it easy, icing and using my new Roll Recovery, everything seems to be doing better.
Hurts like crazy but feels so good after!
So here's hoping this week is better! Here's the plan:
Monday: 6 mile run + Strides; Strength Training
Tuesday: 10 mile workout
Wednesday: 6 mile run; Absolution + Strength Training
Thursday: 7 mile runch; Y-Blitz + Y-Kettle Bell
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 20 mile run
Sunday: 5 mile run
Total: 54 miles
My questions for you:
- Have you ever had to cut a run short? If so, how did you get home? Walk? Jog? Call for a ride?
- What workout are you most looking forward to this week?
I'm most excited for tonight's workout and Saturday's long run!