Thursday, May 18, 2017

Mid-week, mid-May check-in

I don’t have a whole lot going on this week, and I’d like to keep it that way after a very busy week last week.

Some good news is the weird pain in my foot is gone. It must have just gotten inflamed or whatever from standing on concrete all day Saturday. Funny that I can run all day long but STANDING is what turns out to be a pain in the foot.

I had some weird knee pain by the end of last week, in the knee that doesn’t have any cartilage, and that is also pretty much gone. I thought I might have overdone it Friday when I accidently ran 8 miles with three fast miles alternating instead of my planned 7 (misjudged the turnaround/water fountain point), but I doubt one extra mile really did anything. I’m guessing it was the combination of working speed back into my runs (finally), being on my feet, the trail being a little slippery and/or cambered in spots – who knows.

I DO know that the days of running 6 times per week are very likely behind me. I have been doing well with two easy days in a row, OR a speed run, OR a long run, with at least a day off after each. I’ve been averaging about 20 miles per week lately, with really good weeks hitting 30, which is fine for me at this point in my life. I’m also on track to hit 100 running miles for May, knock on wood.
May running is pretty good so far.
I took yesterday off training to celebrate with Mr. Mediocre our wedding anniversary, but I want to ride tonight and do a speed run tomorrow. The weekend is looking good too, so fingers are crossed that I’ll get to do a decent amount of training.