As has been my reoccurring theme for the past few weeks, this week’s training didn’t go exactly as planned, mostly with my mental state. This “injury” has certainly taken me on a strange journey which includes my own klutziness. (see Tuesday)
So…here is how last week’s runs went down:
Monday easy run with fartleks
I felt pretty good (knee included) the whole time. The fartlek’s in the middle were tough but actually a lot of fun. Also, my pace for the cool down was 30 seconds faster per mile than the warm up, not on purpose of course.
Tuesday tempo intervals
There were all kinds of signs that I shouldn’t have cancelled my PT session so I could run, from drained electronics to a speed bump. After my first tempo interval I decided to head inside for no good reason. If only I hadn’t. :) I didn’t pay attention and a speed bump got the better of me. Before I could blink I was on the ground. I didn’t too much damage. I headed inside, cleaned myself up and finished the run including the tempo intervals. Now, however, I’m left with a goose egg like bruise on the front of my left hip, a bruise on the inside of my right knee and a couple scraped up elbows. I don’t know how I did it but the most damage I managed to do was the bruises. I’m very thankful.
Wednesday easy run
I almost didn’t run. I had a rough night’s sleep and my right calf was still tight so I decided to hit snooze a bunch of times. When I got ready to take a shower I decided to go for it. I actually felt really good through the run. My calf is still a bit tight so I’ll be working on that.
This was a good appointment. She gave me some really tough exercises. I even bought a stability disk and resistance bands to work on my balance issues going forward.
Friday tempo run
This was an interesting run. 95% of it was awesome, everything functioned as it should. (My right calf was a wee bit tight at points but not bad.) I did my new normal-start outside, run most of the rest inside and then run back to my car. About 5 minutes before I finished a knee (don’t know which one) gave way. I had to grab the treadmill to right myself but by the next stride I was back up and running and finished no problem. Then when I was running back to my car it felt like something was wiggling/fluttering on the outside of my knee, weirdest feeling ever. Nothing hurt although my knee was a little sore after. Everything’s fine now, better than recently actually but it weirded me out.
Saturday short tempo
This was an interesting run. I look forward to running in the daylight next week. I think everything went well. I was able to maintain the goal pace fairly easily. However, I did feel that same weird fluttering around the outside of my kneecap that I felt Friday in the last 5 min. I wish I knew what it was. Other than that, this was a pretty good run.
I’m on vacation. I took this day super easy and totally enjoyed it.