Recap from 8/17 – 8/23
Monday – Swim lessons with the Ambitious One. This is not likely to exacerbate my groin pull. – SUCCESS! And I LOVE swimming lessons. Seriously she is a GREAT swim coach!
Tuesday – Bike to work – Partial SUCCESS! I did not ride to work, but I did do an 11.5 mile ride AFTER work. YAY!
Wednesday – rest – SUCCESS! Yay! 🙂
Thursday – easy AM run (not more than 3 miles), PM yoga – After my realization that I am a 3 miles/week runner, and shouldn’t do two days in a row, at least not for a while, I made the decision to drop my Thursday am run. And then, I missed my yoga class due to a tomato emergency that caused me to lose track of time.
Friday – easy run, if Thursday’s is successful, not more than 5 miles; if I’m sore, swim instead – I did run – about 2.25 miles. And it did hurt. But I did it!
Saturday – easy bike – I decided that I wanted to hit the pool for my swimming homework, so I did that instead of the bike. I really tried to take it easy this week, easing back into my previous exercise levels slowly, instead of going all gung ho & then injuring myself again. Plus, as a bonus, I ran into her at the pool as I was leaving, which is always fun!
Sunday – long run; 14-17 miles, depending on how I feel. – I planned on 15. I did 10 with her and her and her. I think I’m okay with that. After my run (and lunch and shower), the architect & I went over to help some friends who are leaving me following a great opportunity in another city pack up their moving van. I had some soreness during the end of the run (hence my decision to just call it good at 10), and some soreness during the carrying of boxes, but I feel fine now.
I’ve been icing every day, and am ready to start doing my PT exercises tomorrow (three days/week on non-run days).
This week (8/24-8/30)
Monday: swimming lessons, PT exercises (squats, lunges, band pull thingies, hopscotch), foam roll & ice
Tuesday: five easy miles in the morning, easy bike in the evening, foam roll & ice
Wednesday: bike to work, possible post-work swim, PT exercises (wall squats, hamstring bridges, reverse lunges, hopping drill), foam roll & ice
Thursday: rest/yoga day, foam roll & ice
Friday: trail run – 6-8 miles, depending on leg; swim, foam roll & ice
Saturday: long bike (which, at this point, will likely be about 20 miles), PT exercises (one-legged squats, lunges, clock exercises, the stupid jumpy thing), foam roll & ice
Sunday: long run (15-17 miles), foam roll & ice
Feel free to yell at me if I don’t do my exercises, foam rolling & icing.
In addition, I am going to take my vitamins/supplements each day this week, and no drinking of alcoholic beverages Monday-Wednesday. In theory. 🙂