The snow melted and it is currently 52 F outside. Unfortunately, I am not able to enjoy the warmer weather for my long run. While on a rather short and easy run last week, I started feeling the old IT band pain. So, with that, plans changed and I didn’t go for my long run sunday. As disappointing as it is, I would much rather just handle it now, back off a bit and get it feeling good than to battle with it like I have in the past. Luckily, it was just a twinge. My goal is to keep it under wraps with some light training this week. Running on a treadmill doesn’t usually hurt me, so I will start with that.
Monday (MY BIRTHDAY!): rest – give it another day off
Tuesday: If it is feeling good – 3 slow miles on the treadmill. Otherwise, rest.
Wednesday: Backpacking in Smoky Mountain National Park
Thursday: Backpacking in Smoky Mountain National Park
Friday: Backpacking in Smoky Mountain National Park
Saturday: Backpacking in Smoky Mountain National Park
Sunday: If I am feeling good – 5 slow miles. Otherwise, rest.
Total: Maybe 8 miles
There you have it. I am listening to my body and doing what it asks…backing off. Hopefully next week I will be better and can go for my long run then. It’ll be nice to concentrate my energies on walking instead of running. 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your holiday plans!