What a set back, 1 step forward and 1,000 steps back. So I had this gnarly knot in my upper left calf for a couple of days which ended up being from a strained groin and hip. I played it smart and haven’t run since Tuesday. SEVEN whole days of not running….HORF! I came to the conclusion that the underlying factor to my calf was my groin when I thought I would do some core exercises since I wasn’t running. Then I felt my groin strain hardcore, it made itself present for days to follow. I pulled out the ice and followed up by light stretching. It didn’t seem like it was getting better, until the past few days. As the saying goes, “When it rains, it pours!” So to add to this disaster, I developed respiratory congestion over the weekend from being outside during the cold temperatures we had and not regulating my body temperature properly.
This weekend I started to blaze a trail in our backyard and spent a total of 5 hours out there and got 0.25 miles done. I’m excited for the thought of having a fun short trail in the backyard to run, although there is much work to be done. Mostly likely, I’m going to need to build an extensive plank boardwalk through an area that I believe will be marshlands once Spring comes.
Back to the training dilemma, I am going to try to wrap up this week following the schedule starting tomorrow and most likely skip the double run days. Unless for some freak reason I’m feeling 100% without the slightest ache or pain during or after my runs. Here is to being optimistic….
Feb 26 – REST DAY
Feb 27 – 57 minute Fast Finish Run – 7.04 miles (43 degrees and sunny)
Feb 28 – 60 minute Foundation Run – 6.16 miles (36 degrees and cloudy)
Mar 01 – INJURY REST DAY
Mar 02 – INJURY REST DAY
Mar 03 – INJURY REST DAY
Mar 04 – INJURY REST DAY