So my DailyMile tells me that I actually spent more time working out this week than I have in a very long time. I think it’s because of the yoga on Tuesday that was 75 minutes along with the hour workout on Monday instead of a shorter run that usually happens. That 12 on Monday was a bike.
Here are my workouts:
Monday was a stationary bike program for 45 minutes followed by 15 minutes of an arm circuit I made up because I wanted to use the new hand weights I’d bought. It wasn’t the normal speed work because of the race I ran last Sunday.
Tuesday was a 75 minute yoga class at a new yoga studio I really liked. It was hard, and I was sore for two days afterwards. I also think it did something to trigger some ankle pain that picked up on Thursday.
Wednesday was a good old 7-miler. There was no time goal, but I did end up running it at 9:37 pace, so I was pleased.
Thursday is the day that I look back on and wonder what I did wrong because of this ankle pain picking up a lot more during this run. I ran on a treadmill at a 1% incline and didn’t do anything differently than normal. Here was the set:
My ankle just started bugging me just a little bit during this run. I had gotten new shoes, and they were very cushy. I already mentioned that it my Friday post…
On Friday, it was a planned rest day, and I took it without batting an eye. Though, I will say it amazes me how many workouts I can think of to do on rest days that I can’t come up with on cross training days. In the mean time, and while it was fresh on my mind, I ordered three new DVDs to use for crosstraining. I’ll share my thoughts when I get them. I polled twitter and got a resounding “Ripped in 30”, and then I found a few fitness blogs who had reviewed DVDs and decided to add the other two as well. It only cost $25.17 for the three of them, which is cheaper than a gym membership (since I cancelled mine when they got bought out and got rid of Les Mills).
I also decided to email Mary on Friday because of the pain on Thursday and just mention that it was nagging. She said to skip the bridges on Saturday and just see how I felt. Luckily, my weekend running buddy Tori was up for the location change, and we moved to Bayshore.
Saturday: It was scheduled for me to do 12 miles with the last two at goal pace, but my ankle started hurting worse the further I ran, and it started from there moving up my right leg. Since I had been given permission to cut it short if it was bothering me, I did that. We stopped at 8, which is still a pretty solid long run. We were still 2 miles from our car since we had done 5 out, so we opted to walk the last two back. All in all I got in 10 miles. Even the walking hurt…
|Instagram Photo from Tori|
I’m frustrated about my ankle. It still hurts today, and actually just walking around the house. I’m icing and stretching and rolling, and I’m taking three days off from running to just do cross training.
Sunday will be an hour on the (stationary) bike + the Drop 10 moves from Karena and Katrina. They are tear out cards in this month’s SELF magazine. I picked it up at the store on Friday.
Also, sorry Ravenna 4s. I’m sending you back and going back to my Asics GT-2000. The pain got worse with them, and though I can’t pinpoint anything particularly wrong with the Ravennas, I made it from September to last week in my Asics without more than a soreness. I’m not saying it’s all their fault, but I’m saying I didn’t change anything else…
So that’s me this week…what about you? What have you had going on in your workouts? Grab a button and linkup your posts below!