Tuesday Planned: Rest
Wednesday Planned: Endurance 10 miles
Thursday Planned: GA+Speed 8 miles 10x100
Friday Planned: Recovery 5 Miles
Saturday Planned: LR progression, 13 miles, increase pace last 3 at LT
Total Mileage Planned: 45 Miles
Total Mileage Actual:
This week can best be summed up with: supposed to run all the miles, actually ran little to none of the miles.
I took an unplanned rest day on Monday. I had a giant mental block about the tempo run I was supposed to do. Especially solo. And my work schedule sucked as I was working Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights at the library. Which means that all of my runs for the week would be solo, basically. Ugh. Not ideal during a week with ALL THE MILES. Tuesday came and I still couldn't bring myself to do it, and then winter appeared yet again, so at least I had a decent excuse to skip, I guess.
Wednesday finally came and it was time for the group run, and a run with Toni! And then she was running late, so I still ran solo, but it was speedy, and in shorts, and oh so lovely out, and we were running extra miles after yoga so YAY!
After yoga we headed out for more miles, and were enjoying a long hill when Toni suggested we run it again to add on more miles. I reluctantly agreed, and then. suggested to do a hard effort up it. If it's going to suck, why not get it done faster, right?
It went well, we continued on our run, and then about 5 minutes later I started having some pretty excruciating pain in my knee. The knee I've been having issues with since catching a piece of slick/icy road a few weeks back. It felt like I had a ton of pressure behind my knee cap. Yikes. I stood around for a bit and tried to run again. Nope. So I told Toni we might be hoofing it back to the store walking instead of running. Within a few blocks, I opted to try again. And it was fine, for about a third of a mile, and then it cropped up again, so I shut it down.
Thursday I made the decision to rest the remainder of the week. Ice, ibuprofen, making a conscious effort to not have my leg bent for long periods of time. Friday I had terrible pain in the BACK of my knee while I was at work. What the hell is going on?!?!? Friday night I epsomed bathed. Sunday I took a myofascial release class and found a super angry knot in my calves and a terrible tender spot that connects that calve to my knee, so fingers crossed I've been smart enough to get back to it!
I'd much rather take a few days off of running because I think I should've instead of taking even more time off later, because I have to, but man, it still sucks!