Tuesday: full body weights- added in lunges to lower body
Thursday: 4 1/2 mile run at steady state for 7 minutes and recovery for 2 minutes
Friday: full body weights
Saturday: 9 mile run that probably included 3 miles of walking. My body was not happy with me for any part of this run. It just seemed hard on my lungs and my whole lower body was hurting. My piriformis was throbbing and my hips just ached. I was even with Jodi for part of the run and it wasn't enough of a distraction! All I can figure is that the lunges must be working that muscle too much and I need to modify them, make them easier some how or just eliminate them. Maybe it was just a bad day. I hurt all the rest of the day and all night long. But thanks to Janz and the rolling pin, (it dug in there deeper than my foam roller) by Monday I was doing very well. I'm still continuing to stretch it, but during my run today it didn't hurt at all. And in fact, I forgot to wear my knee bands and had no knee pain whatsoever! Hooray!
Oh and I'm still continuing on with my abs and pushup program. It's getting harder but it feels good to know that I'm getting stronger and by the end of the week, I'm ready to move on.
And I am thankful for each step I am able to take. Read Mike's 1/2 marathon adventure and be inspired.