Tuesday—5 miles on the treadmill (10:58 pace)
Thursday—5 miles on the treadmill (10:59 pace)
Sunday—10 miles on the treadmill (10:56 pace)
I won’t lie—this wasn’t a great week My new crosstraining class on Monday was cancelled due to President’s Day—which was a good thing because we also got 7 inches of snow that day and I wouldn’t have been able to go to the class anyways.
After two days off of running on Sunday and Monday, I jumped onto the treadmill and completed my 5 required miles at a pretty good pace on Tuesday. On Wednesday, I foam rolled my legs and glutes, which was a good idea, but during my run on Thursday, I had a new ache/ailment. My right knee started acting up on mile 3… so much that I had to hit pause on the machine and stretch it out… which I rarely do! I’ve never had my right side of my body give me any issues, so it was a shock to me, especially when my left side is feeling super strong now. So Thursday evening, Friday morning, and right now, I’m icing that knee. I also need to use some KT tape and continue foam rolling everyday until Sunday’s half marathon!
On Saturday, I had one of my most fun days of the year that has become an annual tradition—Best Picture Oscar Day at AMC theater. You go to the movies and see either 4 or 5 of the Best Picture nominees. Yesterday, they showed 4 of the Oscar nominated films which started at 12 pm and finished up at 10:30 pm (each movie had a 20 minute break in-between and between movie 3 and 4, there was an hour break for dinner). It is always a super fun day, but my life is completely different from when I did the showcase last year. Last year, I was training for my first race, an 8k, and I think I was up to 3 or 4 miles of training when the showcase happened. This year, I had a 10 mile training run the day after the showcase. So I didn’t eat as much as I use to and I constantly moved around in my seat so my legs wouldn’t lock up or have too many issues today!
Yesterday’s 10 mile run was a little difficult with my right knee, but when it started to hurt, I relaxed and made it through the run. I’m not thrilled that almost all of my training runs were done on the treadmill, but with sidewalks still covered in snow and ice since January, I’m not going to risk it. I’m hoping that when I start training for my next half (which will start on Tuesday after Little Rock!), I’ll be able to do them pretty much all outside!
Now starts tapering so that I’m ready for Sunday’s half in Little Rock!