I ran some speedy miles today. Didn’t see that one coming!
I ran 4 miles total, and had to take some breaks due to downhills or uneven roads. My knee is doing a lot better, but I don’t want to push it, which is why I skipped my long run this week.
My plan is to go back to my long run one week from today. I really need to be careful, and cannot push myself too hard. I am doing a half marathon in November and want to be strong and feel good. It’s best that I scale my miles back when I feel an issue with my knee and focus on strength and recovery.
About 3 miles in I remembered something from pure barre. I need to remember to tuck my tail bone a bit. I didn’t realize how much I arched my back, which led to a disengaged my core. Being strung out doesn’t make for good running.
After looking at my improved times, I can tell rest is working well for me. Yesterday I rested completely, besides stretching my hips.When I got home I did some kettle bell squats.
Take-aways from this week:
I need more rest days. A LOT. It felt so good to not run after a weight day. Yesterday I was very sedentary and my legs felt great today.
How many rest days do you take per week?