One of my all time favorite sayings from home in Newfoundland and one that I'm sure to embarrass Mel when she reads this post. Another one to get her going that I'll drop from time-to-time is: "I am chinched to da gills" - meaning I am stuffed full from supper.
Yes, you married it Mel :)
I eased back into running last Thursday with a super easy 30 minute treadmill run - preceded with 10 minutes of warm-up on the elliptical and proceeded by another 5 minute cool down on the elliptical again. Saturday I banged out a 13km run - cautiously testing how close I could get to race pace without straining anything. I was about 20-30 seconds per km slower and it felt like I hadn't run in dogs ages. But I had no pain after the run or next day so that was a good sign.
Sunday I walked the dogs for 5km or so with Mel before putting down a 25km run immediately afterwards. Run was a bit of a slog but I got the job done. I can't believe that a week away from running, despite cycling every day, and it feels like I haven't run in a year. \
I've also been doing my long runs with a 3L hydration on my back. I do this for a couple of reason:
- It allows me to carry enough liquids for pretty much any of my long runs and I don't have to stop anywhere to refill.
- Train heavy - race light!
- Having hyperhidrosis, I sweat a lot more than the average person and thus need to drink more to make up for it, in addition to taking in extra electrolytes.
Overall, the running injury has been getting better but I can still feel it there as kinda a persistent dull ache. I took our friend Julie's advice and went to one of the clinics she suggested here in Calgary last night. Got it tested out, some treatment done on it, and given a few new stretches and strength exercises for my abductors. Back next week for a check up.
Other than that, life is pretty much the same and moving forward.
Enjoy your week!