It was a very hard and trying week on the running circuit for me with so many running aches and pains.
- Monday =5k + strength
- Tuesday =4.5 x 1600 at race pace
- Wednesday =5k + yoga
- Thursday = 55 minute tempo
- Friday = 7 miles
- Saturday = off
- Sunday = off
Running Aches and Pains
I clearly did not do the right workout for Friday. It was supposed to be 11 miles. But because of these problems, I only made it to mile 7. I paced just some under 8:40/mile, but still….I did not make it. As a matter of fact, by mile 4 I was in misery. I pushed on through. I had it in my mind to get through the 11, but somewhere around mile 5 I got smart. My thoughts transitioned to, “Stop pushing. Your body is clearly telling you something.”
At this point, I’m extremely frustrated, and I don’t understand. The icing, rolling, yoga and stretching just isn’t doing the “trick.” And perhaps there is no “trick.” The secret is in resting, laying off it and allowing it to heal before it completely goes out on me. If I didn’t have the Rock ‘n Roll Vegas in 2 weeks this would be a little easier for me to comprehend, but being that I want so desperately to run the race and cross the finish line, I’m not sure what to do.
I’m 28 going on 70 it seems. I want to run forever because I love it. So, so, so much! I’m hanging on by a thread….
And perhaps this thread will have to hold together the aches and pains for a couple more weeks as best it can….the thread, or my positive mind.
Either way, I’m praying to keep it together.
You will heal. I will help.