Yesterday I had a good run.
I am trying to run to feel after my last race. Monday I didn’t run as my heel and hip were sore from my mountain run on Sunday.
I went out yesterday and felt really good. I got a mile and a half into my run and noticed I was at a 7:15 pace. Not good, as the heat index was getting close to 90 and the weather had been cool lately. By the time I got to the two mile mark, I was really feeling the fatigue. So I walked. I walked 3 times during my run. I’ve decided that I’m going to work at not doing the things that have injured me in the past.
Here is my plan:
- Run to feel.
- Run 4 miles a day during the week and 8 on a weekend day.
- Don’t increase my mileage until I can run 2 weeks straight without pain.
- If I have a bad day, walk the next day.
- Walk every day that I feel badly.
- Have fun and don’t push it.
I don’t have another race for a month and that is a 5K, so I have time to take my race recovery slow. It usually takes me a month or so to recover fully from a hard run race. I think that is because I come back too quickly and I push too hard. I have to remember that I have only been running for 26 months and though I am in the best physical condition of my life, I am over 50 years old.
Yesterday, after my run, my hip/back hurt. I was actually hurting quite a bit, so I’ll won’t decide if I am running at all today until I see how I feel this afternoon.
Have an awesome day and I hope my musings help someone “out there”.
Sounds like a great plan!
Thanks. I hope so. There is nothing more frustrating then to have run a good race and then be out injured because of being stupid!
Listening to your body is a good thing. 🙂
Yes it is!!! I’ve learned more about my body by running then I ever knew I didn’t know. 🙂