Guys, getting back into shape is hard.
No really. It’s hard.
But that doesn’t mean it’s not worth it. It’s absolutely definitely worth it. But getting back to running real distances is certainly a challenge.
On to last week’s workouts.
Monday – Pool was closed for the holiday, so I did a four mile run.
Tuesday – Choir practice started up today (normally, it’s on Mondays) so I sucked it up and got up early to ride my bike for a little over an hour. Crushed it. Then stiffened up as the day went on.
Wednesday – More trainer work, plus some strength work. That I am terrible about doing.
Thursday – And the wheels fell off. I’m not sure why, but my hip was sore today when I tried to run. Not the pain of before, but it just didn’t feel great, so I only ran a mile and then went to foam roll. I’m pretty sure that I was just overly tight and so my stride was off, but it’s another reminder that just getting in the workouts isn’t enough – I need to prioritize rest and recovery too.
Friday – Off to the pool. Plus strength work with noodle arms.
Saturday – 4.8 mile run today, with none of the pain from Thursday. All that foam rolling helped a ton.
Sunday – Thanks, rain. Instead of riding outdoors, I did an indoor brick with 90 minutes on the trainer and a mile on the treadmill.
With a race on the horizon, I’m just about where I need to be, but still pretty far from Army Ten Miler distance, which is where I need to be in October. I’ll get there, but it’s slow going.
And now, I’m off to foam roll again.