Saturday, December 24, 2011

Must. Have. Plan.

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I am lost without a running/workout plan.  I have a really hard time taking things day by day without some sense of the bigger scheme that it all fits into.  I don't have to actually follow the plan.  I just need to have one.  I think that's one of the things that's been so mentally debilitating about this injury: I want to plan my workouts for the next 3 weeks, but I haven't even known whether I would be walking without crutches the next day.

I ran 6 miles this morning.  I had all of my fingers and toes crossed that the acupuncture treatment I had yesterday would help with the pain.  It worked!  My lower leg did not fall off and didn't even hurt.  My hip was still acting up, but that was minor and lessened during the run.

Given how good I felt, I thought it was safe to make myself a plan.  Rule 1 for this plan is: I will not go overboard with running mileage.  Rule 1 refers to goal 1: crossing both start and finish lines in OT race.  I will supplement my running with my Elliptigo this and next week just to keep my muscles strong.  I will also continue to get acupuncture treatment as needed.  I also made an appointment for a sports massage on Thursday with a not so gentle man that my girlies have been raving about.

If nothing else, I will be the most rested runner going into the Trials race in 3 weeks.  That's right, it's only 3 weeks away!

Merry Christmas peeps!    


  1. Hope you remembered to shower after your run this morning Jaymee ;) It's looking positive for you to cross both lines at the Trials - great news that. I can see it's been a stressful week.

    The resting HR data is interesting. Probably shows how much of a rest is needed for a hard training runner to get to a fully rested state. A good baseline 'in training' would be useful too. Then if it's up X number of beats that might be an indication of not being fully recovered from the previous training session.

    Merry Christmas and good luck for the next 3 weeks. Just waiting for the roast to come out of the oven down here. It's a warm California-like day :)

  2. Merry Christmas to you, Ewen!

    I showered three times yesterday to make up for the lack of it earlier in the week:)