Monday, September 27, 2010


Since my last post, I've logged over 10 miles of running.

Wednesday, Sept. 22nd: Tempo Run

3.55 miles in 35:40
Mile 1: 10:06
Mile 2: 8:45
Mile 3: 11:11 (I walked for a couple of minutes)

Saturday, Sept. 25th: Long Run

5 miles in 52:30
Mile 1: 10:16
Mile 2: 10:12
Mile 3: 10:44
Mile 4: 10:28
Mile 5: 10:47

Sunday, Sept 26th:

3.3 miles in 33:45
Mile 1: 10:26
Mile 2: 10:01
Mile 3: 10:14

My total mileage for those runs is 11.85, and adding the 3 mile run from Monday brings the total mileage for the week to 14.85. Not bad considering I did Bikram two times and rested one day!

After my run yesterday, I went to the gym and did some core work and swam for 10-15 minutes. It feels SO GREAT to be in the pool again! Although I think my elbow could've taken more, I only swam 10 laps (20 lengths). Slow and steady is a good plan to follow when it comes to rehab. When I was at physical therapy, they had me doing strength training with 1 pound weights, and my arms were SORE. When you limit limb movement for an extended period of time, the muscles can atrophy (weaken), so it's important to add strength training to rehabilitation. The article I linked last week about hamstring rehab gives the same advice: don't forget about strength!

Girls on the Run update: The race I will be running with my friend is called the Santa Sprint 5k, and it takes place on Saturday, December 4th. It will be very chilly I'm sure!

Running with Stephanie tonight...can't wait!

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