Well I haven't done one of these list-y type posts in a while. In fact, my blog writing has basically been limited to race recaps for the past two months. So I give to you
Five Four Things Friday!
1 - January has been a great month for running! I am finally back to my normal running routine after being sidelined by a sore hip/butt/SI joint. It is a weird "injury" - it never hurts while I'm running, just pretty much all the other minutes of the day (and even then it's just this dull ache, nothing terrible). It doesn't seem to get any less painful with rest and it doesn't seem to get any more painful when I run, so I choose to just run. Suck it up, Buttercup!
2 - Related to #1, I have also started doing weekly tempo/speed runs again. And also weekly marathon pace runs. I'm supposed to be going for a PR in NOLA on February 24. Ever heard of the 7 week marathon training program? Yeah, neither have I, but that's the plan I'm going with. I'll keep you posted on the results.
|Marathon PR in just 7 weeks.|
3 - My friends are such bad influences on me. Or maybe I've been a bad influence on them?? I am supposed to be concentrating on my NOLA PR for the next couple of weeks, which means that my long runs are super important - I have an 18-er scheduled for tomorrow and a 22-er scheduled for next Saturday. And the runs are supposed to be done at my specific long run training pace. But yesterday one of my friends talked me into doing the Mississippi River Marathon next Saturday instead. How can I say no to running a marathon with friends?? I can't, so I will likely try to do my 22-mile training run within the marathon - maintain my training pace for the first 22 miles, then just walk the final 4.2 miles. Or something like that.
|Source. Marathon #11 and a 2-star Maniac.|
4 - I have really been meaning to get back on a strength training routine. I don't mind Body Pump but I hate having to work it around the gym's schedule. So I ordered some DVD's. So far I like them a lot.
|I liked Bob's yoga DVD so much that I decided to try out some of his other DVDs.|
So tell me about all your aches and pains??? Things that don't necessarily keep you from running, but are definitely running-related.