So excited about these CEP compression socks that just arrived! Hoping it’ll help with the calf soreness I’ve been dealing with lately.
Did a great 4 mile run yesterday. Kept an average pace around 8:20. Got really into it when this song came on.
Can’t wait til spin class this evening. Wednesday nights are always so good cause of that class. Nothing like being able to just pedal really hard, sweat a lot, and zone out to cool top 40 jams in a dimly lit room for an hour.
Morning routine .. trying to get in 30 minutes of stretching/foam rolling every morning and evening. Usually add in some yoga & ab work since I’m laying on the mat anyways.
Mondays are somewhat of a rest day .. no running but strength training & yoga at the gym instead. But my knee was feeling a lot better than usual (for the day after a long run) following physical therapy today so I decided to go to kick boxing at the gym .. a class I’ve been taking every Monday night for years but had to stop when my knee started acting up about a month ago. It’s always one of the best workouts of the week and the instructor is so intense & awesome. This class followed by yin yoga is one of my favorite things.
So. I’m currently training for a marathon - the Cox Sports Marathon in Providence, Rhode Island on May 6th. I’m also running 2 half marathons before then - the New Bedford Half on March 18th (which is cool cause we can go to the whaling museum afterward!) and the More Magazine Women’s Half on April 15th in NYC (I did this race last year and it was so great .. I’ve been waiting all year to run it again).
For the most part I’ve really enjoyed all the training so far.. except for my ongoing knee injury. Saw a doctor in early January who diagnosed me with patella (kneecap) maltracking and said not to run for a month. Thank goodness for my physical therapist that I started seeing soon after .. she had me running again within a week.
I’m working hard to heal & strengthen my knee .. but it’s going to take time. For now I still experience a good amount of pain on any run over 3 miles, but it’s bearable. I try not to focus on what training would be like if my knee wasn’t an issue…
So with all that said .. this week was somewhat of a recovery week. These weeks are not only important in training for the marathon, but also for my knee. So my Sunday long run was only 9.5 miles this afternoon. It was damn cold & windy, but a great run overall. My legs felt strong and I was able to keep a pace under 8:45 for the entire distance.
This run was soon followed by a delicious dim sum brunch date at Meyers & Chang & a chilly walk around the South End with Aaron. Now I will spend the evening icing my knee, eating a homemade oreo from Flour, and attempting to make a new running playlist.