I was on a high all week from Skunk Cabbage so despite my legs being sore and less than amazing on the running front, I’m pretty happy with this week. I remembered to wear compression socks, do my hip mobility exercises and got in the gym more times than usual. This usually happens when I don’t run as much or do workouts.
Monday: Rest Day
Nothing too interesting to report on my day here except that I finished a book whilst riding away on the bike. It was recommended to me by Julia and I have to say, she was right. The Secret Sister was a quick read but really intense.
Tuesday: Easy Run
8.4 miles at 7:50 pace
This felt like running through sand, but I went with it. I had a great podcast to listen to, it was about 35 degrees and the sunrise was beautiful. I ran by the lake and watched the rowers practice. The only thing I would like about that would be the views. Otherwise it would be painful for my chicken arms.
Wednesday: Long Easy Run
16.8 miles at 7:58 pace
I love getting out with my running group, so this was fun even if it was still FREEZING out there. My legs were a bit sore so I’m happy with the pace.
Thursday: Easy Run
13 miles at 7:42 pace
My calf was really tight this morning so that will make tomorrows run malleable. I want to stay injury free so if I’m not feeling 100% I’m not going to push it. Keeping my compression socks on today!
Friday: MP miles/longish
To be determined on this one. I know I’m staying on the treadmill for this as hills aggravate my calf. Either a few MP paced miles thrown in or all easy. Looking for a long run here.
What do you do if you’re sore?
Have you ever pushed through and been successful?