Well I did it and managed to stay pretty sane the entire time. This past week I tried some new things at the gym to change up my cross training but I’m definitely missing just putting on my sneakers and heading out the door. I also forgot how “easy” it is to fit in a workout by doing just that if I didn’t make it to the gym that day. My training was not very consistent this week as I didn’t work out as much as I would’ve liked, but I still got in some decent sessions and I have to remember to really increase the intensity these next two weeks before “taper madness”. It feels weird even saying that term because I have not been intensely running in what feels like forever!
The knee is still not 100 percent but I’m confident that it is on the mend. I really think the full two weeks of non running helped alot. I have even graduated from 3 weekly chiro/pt sessions to 2 starting this week 🙂
I tested the waters this morning and went out for a slow and steady 8.5 mile run. I kept concentrating on my form and foot strikes and i’m proud to say that the knee is feeling good. My legs, on the other hand, are pretty toasted! Today’s run definitely upped my confidence level and I definitely don’t feel like I lost any endurance (thank you swimming!). I will now spend the rest of my Sunday lounging in my compression tights with the pups 🙂
Here’s what the workouts looked like this past week:
Sunday — off
Monday — 3.25mi on elliptical and LB strength
Tuesday — a “triathlon” – 1000m swim, 4.5mi bike (15 min), 2mi “run” on elliptical (15 min)
Wednesday — off
Thursday — off
Friday– 1000m swim, 4.1mi bike, 15 min stairmill, LB strength
Saturday — 30 min walk and LB plyometrics
Looking forward to another week of training 🙂 especially since I’m in the final stretch.