>> 4 mi at 8’30 (plan: 5 easy)
Feeling good coming off Saturday’s long run.
> > Orange Theory Fitness (plan: 4 easy miles)
Back at OTF. Regret. More to come
>> 8 mi at 7’40 (plan: 8)
This is the first run in ages that I felt like my old running self circa 2014. Fast, fluid miles with ease. Unfortunately, this type of speed combined with treadmill sprints at OTF the day before led to some pretty unfortunate consequences come Thursday.
You know what blows? Having a run that makes you confident your training is working, and that your goals are attainable. Dare you say you’re getting back to your 24-year-old running self? And then realizing, no, your body is apparently very much not able to handle this distance at this speed right now.
>> Run 1/2 mile, feel pain, stop.
Thursday was a big day in the life. Was giving a rather important presentation at noon, and really wanted to have a solid run in the morning. Despite rain and wind, I laced up for an early morning run and immediately everything felt wrong. Achilles pain, medial foot pain, and most notably, the familiar pain of an angry piriformis. Had to quickly regroup from disappointment to get through the rest of the day and presentation, but was not optimistic about where this was heading.
>> Rest (rest)
Ongoing piriformis pain, prompting a last ditch effort to schedule a deep tissue/sports massage. Frankly, not sure this made all that much of a difference, but it did feel awesome. Not happy about another 12 day work stretch (in which I walk, on average, 7 miles daily. so even my rest days haven’t been very…restful)
>> Werk. Rest.
Finally a beautiful, sunny Pittsburgh day. You could find me hauling you-know-what all over the hospital, and no, it wasn’t on a run.
>> Werk again, followed by slow 5 miles with some residual pain.
Time will tell if I pushed it too soon.
So bummed. Beyond bummed. Praying I can take a few days – week off and still have a couple weeks of solid training for the marathon. My mind is already tanking into worst case scenarios — can I still run a marathon in a month if my injuries persist and I can hardly train? Ugh. So disappointed.
Enough said, right? Not happy.