Yesterday was a strange run. I ran in the afternoon and it was pretty hot. I realized that for the past 4 days I’ve run in the morning (except for Monday which was my off day). Since I needed to try and run a tempo run, I decided to try a public track and see how I would do with something flat.
This track is really nice and has a “rubbery” surface (I don’t run track so I don’t know what it is called). Unfortunately, it really hurt my hip. I guess the feedback from the track must have messed with me. I ran one mile at 9:00 pace and a second at 7:35. Then I had to stop. I felt disheartened and headed to my car and drove home.
By the time I got home, I thought I would just try to get the mileage in so that I would have my 5 miles for the day. So I went out slowly as to not aggravate my hip further. I ended up running 3 miles at 9:25, 9:01 and 7:57.
So it wasn’t even close to a tempo run. In fact, I would just call it a strange run (oh yeah, I already did).
As I ran I kept thinking to myself, “Don’t over do it. You have a race in 10 days. Listen to your body”.
Today I go back to the Chiropractor after work and then run an easy run. Tomorrow I’ll probably run the bike path near work again.
I admit I’m sore and tired. I’m close to a record month, but don’t want to overdue it before my marathon. To be honest, I would probably just run about 20 miles this week and 10 next if it were up to me. I may take off an extra day this week just to recover a bit. Next week I start my vacation Wednesday, leave for PA on Friday and run the race Sunday. Right now the weather is supposed to be in the 50’s when the race starts with a high in the 80’s for the day.