Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Last week was not a good week for running!!! On Saturday, June 6th, I slipped mowing the lawn. I ended up straining my left thigh. Being the stubborn person that I am... I ran the next day. 7 miles. Did Ok.. but had a couple of issues: it was hot & I forgot my water. So.... I ran slow, took my time, and enjoyed the scenery. My leg was OK.. but it got really tight & sore. Monday I woke up, and it felt Ok, so I though to try a workout. BIG mistake! I fell to the ground when I tried a lunge. (I was good with squats.. but after the pain of a lunge... I stopped).
I ran again on Tuesday. Yep. Silly me. And Wednesday... And Thursday. My leg felt fine while I run.... but that whole after cool down thing was not nice. On Thursday, my leg felt pretty good... just tight, and sore in a way that is not normal for me. I did keep my runs short & slow... I did go to a Doctor. He said what I expected to hear... stop running. (He wanted 2 weeks... Ummmm No.)
I skipped my long run on the weekend. Just gave my leg a rest. I was antsy and didn't know what to do with myself.
I ran today. (Per plan, again). Felt great! My leg isn't sore at all... even after a nice cool down. I ran 3 miles on the treadmill. It was too hot outside once I got ready to run. I really needed to wake up really early to get outside.
I started out slow. 11:45 for a mile. Increased the speed to 11:15. At Mile 2, I increased it some more. Then, for the last 3 or so minutes, I was around 10. For 1 minute at the end, up upped the speed all the way to 7! I could have run longer... But, I really didn't want to go over, on the first day back.
I'll try and do better at documenting my running.