Spent a few days in NOLA this week and did a lot of walking. Living in Houston makes me think all major cities are all spread out and you need a car to get anywhere. In New Orleans I never walked more than a 1/2 mile to get to places. I mean I walked a lot more in total but everything was so close to each other! In addition to walking around the city I attempted a few workouts.
Tuesday: I tried to do a run today but shin splints made that not happen. I switched today’s workout with tomorrow and did 20 minutes of core work and stretching. I need to get my back strength back up so it was a mix of bridges / supermans / plank / crunches. I need to get back on the blogilaties train but Im…for whatever reason…waiting until after the race to dive into that. Sorry for the crappy quality of the picture my phone is being a real dick and losing pictures I take. I had a much better one but its lost in phone space right now.
Wednesday: Attempt #2 at the workout (10 min warm up, 15 minutes @9min pace, 4 min rest, 2 min @ 7:54 pace, 2 min rest, 6 min @ 8:30 pace, 10 min cool down) and attempt #2 failed. Shin splints curbed the workout and I went back to the room defeated. I did my foam rolling early and found that the pain stemmed from my IT band so I’ll talk to my chiropractor about it tomorrow when I have my appointment.
Thursday: Progressive run scheduled for today but in light of the issues I’m having I didn’t run. I had an appointment with the chiropractor today but my flight with United was delayed and I was not able to push my appointment back. Ugh United…4 out of the last 4 flights have been delayed!!! 15 minutes stretching / foam rolling / yoga poses that night plus 20 minutes icing the calf.
Friday- Monday: No reason to drag this out…I tried to run twice more but failed both times. Something in my leg caused a strange shooting sensation that made my leg really weak and buckle a few times. I go to the chiropractor Tuesday so hopefully he can get whatever it is fixed. Im tried of writing these sad “I wasnt able to fininsh” posts!!!
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