Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Another Week, Another Report

This last week seemed to be really good.  My knees are feeling better and stronger and my bum is pretty loose and feeling good.  Tuesday I ran 2 1/2 miles doing intervals.  I kept it the same speed as last week and it felt slightly better.  I'm still struggling for breath at the last interval, but I figure that's good for my heart as long as my body can keep up.  Wednesday I did yoga after feeling a little tight in my hamstrings and was amazed at how much better I felt afterwards.  I need to remember that.  Thursday I ran 3 miles doing 8 minutes of running and 2 minutes of walking.  Saturday I went 4 1/2 miles very slow but ran the whole time.  My IT bands started to get tight towards the end so I just slowed down even more and they did well.  I had an ice bath afterwards and though my quads were still slightly sore the next day, I think I did surprisingly well.  I'm still working on a base and won't be increasing my miles too much.  But I'm excited to be back running, even if it's slower than molasses.   I'll take it.

2 comments:

Mel said...

Great job! I'm really looking forward to running Wasatch Back with you.

Michael said...

Welcome back Jen! The best of luck in training for the Top of Utah Marathon! Take it slow and easy and tend to the little aches and pains before they get away on you. Congratulations on your new president. He sure is loved here in Canada! Mike