I refuse to be injured. I'm going to nurse my leg so I can complete my training successfully. But this also means I need to look at a backup plan.
I was doing some searching this week, realizing I have 11 weeks to go until race day and have pretty much decided the Higdon plan isn't working for me. I found this one from Women's Running UK.
I like it because it gives specific cross-training workouts, and it allows for more rest days and fewer mid-week runs above 5 miles.
I was unable to do my long-run Sunday because my IT band was still twingey, despite the rest this week. I've been rolling diligently, doing hip and core exercises, and wearing my most comfortable work shoes. Today it feels better, and I plan to head to the gym to test it out when this post is finished.
This weekend wasn't all a bust, though. Matt and I had a race of a different sort.
|Matt on his final .1|
Matt did a 5k paddle race and a 100m sprint. He placed 3rd in the 5k for his division, and 1st for the sprint!
|His trophy is seriously the coolest thing ever!|
After the race, we traveled to St. Pete to meet some of our oldest college friends for dinner and to catch a Rays game. It was an extremely packed, wonderful weekend.
|I stepped out of my comfort zone and had bacon and cheddar grits with shrimp, avocado, and tomatoes. Uh-maz-ing!|
|The crew after dinner.|
|The Rays new mascot is the cutest stingray EVER!|
|Enjoying the nosebleed section.|
Wish me luck on my run tonight. I'm hoping I'm back in tip-top shape after six days off.
What is your most persistent injury?
Have you ever dealt with IT band issues?
Do you like baseball?
When's the last time you got to see some old college friends?