Monday, March 3, 2014

February 24th-March 2nd Training

Monday: 7.9 miles (6:45); 6.3 miles (7:04)

Tuesday: 5.3 miles (6:42); 10.1 miles (6:29)

Wednesday: 5.3 miles (6:47); 3.3 miles with axed workout. My kneecap has been really stiff lately and has been getting progressiely worse the past couple of days.  I was planning on 10x800m at 2:15 with 400m jog rest and felt like that would thrash my knee, so I decided to not try it and relax for a couple of days.  The pain feels similar to my knee injury two years ago, which took me out for a while. But my knee doesn't hurt when squatting or lunging (killed it two years ago) and feels super tight when I flex my quad. Hopefully it's tight muscle.

Thursday: No Running. Super busy day anyway and was didn't get home until 11 hours after I left for work.  Good day to be injured.

Friday: No running.  Was debating a jog but the satellite guy's four hour window screwed that over.  Went to see Julianna for a massage and she tore me up. While working around my shin, I wanted to scream in pain and told her it hurt so badly, that I expected a baby to fall out.  But that wasn't 1/10th of the pain I felt while she was working on a knot in my glute med. Easily the most painful massage ever and hopefully it loosened my knee up.

Saturday: 6.8 miles (6:46). No knee pain and it doesn't hurt when I flex my quad...good sign; 9.4 miles. Ran to the track to pace Alan in a 5k time trial. His old pr was over 23 minutes and we were shooting for sub 22.  He ended up running 21:33 with a 6:40 last mile.  Boston qualifier is going to come soon.

Sunday: 9.3 miles with a bombed workout. My Saturday plan, before the injury, was up to 8x1600m at 4:40 with 400m jog. Since I missed some time, I wanted a little more strength and the plan was 4800 at 14:45, 3200m at 9:30, 1600m at 4:30, with three minutes jog.  Went through the first 1600m in 4:55.00 and on the second, the pace was getting tough, I was forcing things and I felt really stiff and drained.  I took it as my body saying I don't need to go through it, so I stopped with a little over 300m left in the second 1600m. Super frustrating because I expected to be fresh.  I was feeling a little dizzy with some brain fog, so hopefully my iron is ok.

Week Total: 63.7 miles. Almost 50% of the anticipated volume with no workouts.  But at least my knee is fine.  I'm nervous about Gate River in two weeks and am planning on running the Tom King Half-Marathon this weekend.  Hopefully it doesn't get ugly.

1 comment:

  1. I am in a similar boat for Tom King this weekend. Had a mini-injury and then a stomach bug / flu. At least the weather looks like it will be perfect.