Week 10 of 12
It’s deja vu all over again.
Do you remember what happened in my final week of Houston Marathon training before taper?
I ran my last long run of 20 miles. I was feeling the normal post-20 mile soreness but when the DOMS wore off, a pain in my butt remained—literally. I rested. I rock taped. I got in the pool. I did everything I could to get to the Houston Marathon start line pain free.
Fast forward to the peak week of my Buffalo Half Marathon training…
I dominated Monday’s speed workout. Last week I ran 10 quarter mile repeats on the treadmill. While I was satisfied with the results, running on a treadmill in a controlled environment just isn’t the same as running outside. It’s much easier to maintain pace and stay consistent on a treadmill so I was actually pretty nervous repeating this workout outside.
Week 9 – 1:39, 1:38, 1:40, 1:35, 1:36, 1:34, 1:32, 1:30, 1:32, 1:29
Week 10 – 1:40, 1:37, 1:34, 1:38, 1:38, 1:34, 1:32, 1:29, 1:30, 1:30
Overall I was very happy and when I woke up Tuesday, my body was telling me I worked hard. Tuesday’s Run Club run was tough. My legs were tired and creaky. I remember telling the group that it wasn’t the usual muscle soreness but discomfort and even pain in my bones.
Wednesday was a planned rest day and I took advantage of the NormaTec. My right shin was bothering me so Chuck offered some advice on how to stretch and strengthen my posterior tib because in his words, "I don't want to be reading about this on your blog!"
Thursday morning I ran 2 painful miles with Georgie and ended up at Cape Cod Rehab on Friday morning. Sorry Chuck! I went in hoping Kathy would show me how to Rock Tape my leg but she ended up hooking me up with all sorts of treatment. I am so lucky to have such awesome resources at work and thankful for everything Joe & Kathy do to take care of their staff.
So what’s going on with my leg? It could be my posterior tib or it could be a stress fracture. Both would require rest. What does this mean for Buffalo? Right now I’m not sure but I have 2 weeks to rest and rehab. I am pretty confident that whatever pain I am in, I will load up on the ibuprofen and still run.
I also have the Piggy Trot next Sunday and I will go because I love that race but I will take it easy and maybe even do a little walk/run with my mom. My goal race is Buffalo so I don’t want to make any bad decisions at the Piggy Trot!
· I met a fellow BibRave Pro! Eric (@eblaz37) was running Ragnar Cape Cod right through my town so I met up with him at one of the transitions. So fun!
· Are you traveling to Buffalo for the Buffalo Marathon? This week I blogged about some of my favorite things to do and places to see in Western New York, the place I still call home. Find out what made the list: http://www.jenrunsfastblog.com/2016/05/buffalo-marathon-things-to-do-places-to.html
· I posted my 4th product review for BibRave in 4 weeks. You can read all about the UV Full Buff here: http://www.jenrunsfastblog.com/2016/05/buffalo-marathon-things-to-do-places-to.html
· 1 week until the 7th Annual Piggy Trot!
· 2 weeks until the Buffalo Half Marathon!
· 9 weeks until the Runner’s World Classic!
6.5 miles (48:16) with 10x1/4mi, 90” recovery <--1:40, 1:37, 1:34, 1:38, 1:38, 1:34, 1:32, 1:29, 1:30, 1:30
Taught spin class
10 push ups
Marathon Sports Run Club! 5 miles (43:04)
0.65 miles treadmill (5:00)
|Resting with Georgie|
2 miles with G (18:04)
Taught spin class
Taught spin class
This week’s mileage: 14 miles
This week’s G mileage: 2 miles
May Totals: 46 miles
2016 Totals: 369 miles