Sans Walk

July 23, 2013 — Leave a comment

On Saturday, after my “Happy, Happy, Happy” run, I commented: “I’m not going to celebrate and push my IT band too hard (yet), but it did feel good both mentally and physically to see those numbers.”

On Sunday, I went for a nice and easy, 12-mile, trail run and felt pretty good after – just a slight “notice” from my IT band, which I rolled out…throughout the day.

Yesterday, I rested…but still used the foam roller and Stick.

Today, I decided to go for it and try my scheduled, six-mile run without walk intervals…with the thought that I would drop back to a run/walk pattern at the first IT Band twinge. My thought was to just run, focus on form, pace,…the essentials, and not think about Mr. ITB.

The twinge never happened!!! [though I honestly kept waiting]

I ended up with a wonderful steady state run that felt fantastic…and was back at my half marathon PR training paces!

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(OK, I’m a dashboard junkie)

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After I got home, I walked for a bit, got ready for work, and used the foam roller again before I left.

I know Mr. ITB will probably still let me know he’s around occasionally and today doesn’t equate to a complete recovery; but, it was a welcome victory! I still plan on taking things slow and steady. I know the run/walk plan works and will still use it to recover – but I sooo want to get back to straight running, at least to the half marathon distance.

I’ll be back on the bicycle tomorrow, just to give things a rest/change-up.

Giddy-up! – Kramer


Training Journal – 7/23/13:

  • Current plan: Mix of running and biking right now
  • Today’s session: 6 mile run
  • Comments: I did 6.5 miles @ 8:10 avg pace
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