|My weekly mileage (week of 31 Jan)|
On Friday, I'd planned on running before my last (hopefully ever) PT appt. I only had time for 2 miles but I had to take advantage of such nice weather in Feb. My IT bands protested the run. I talked to my PT about what I could do to stretch them out better. He suggested getting a foam roller and rolling out my leg with it. I tried it there and ouch! that hurts but it felt better afterward. So now, I'm a proud new owner of a foam roller. (surprised I hadn't gotten one of these earlier!). Here's a link to how to foam roll from MichaelRunner.
I'd planned on running the Frostbite 5 miler this weekend in Centerville since the weather has been awesome, and today it was 48 degrees. But I decided to be a responsible. I can not get injured again, especially after forking over $80 for the Flying Pig Half Marathon. So what did I do instead? Ran in the neighborhood- just 3 miles with plans on quitting as soon as I felt my IT bands. It actually was a great run no pain at all. I made sure to foam roll after.
I've been working on my training plan for the half and I think I've made a good compromise. I originally wanted to do the Hal Higdon's Novice B plan with low mileage then I looked at the intermediate plan and I felt that was more my speed. I love track workouts- my running partner not so much. Plus we both have other classes/cross training that we want to keep doing this spring. So here's my plan- basically a cross between the 2 plans. I wanted to keep my spinning as part of cross training but by the end of March my son's soccer practice starts so I had to switch my days for spinning. I'm planning on being "one of those moms" who workout while their kids are practicing. I don't need to watch every soccer drill! The nice thing is the park where he practices has a mile loop bike path (and an 400 m. path around a lake.
So, on a completely funny note, here are some great videos that cracked me up. Oh, silly runners!
I saw this one on the Boring Runner- loved this one.