|Beautiful sunrise for my last run in snowy, cold in Michigan!|
Very strange, but enough of a warning to get me worrying about moving along too fast. I took my rest day, and the day after I ran 8 pain free, but the "little voice" was telling me to back off; it was still a little too swollen to be normal. I decided to listen this time; I am going to run up to 6 miles every day this week on flat, soft ground, running no further than 2 miles away from my car at all times (stopping at the first sign of pain). I think straight into 8 mile runs was a little too much for a tear in a muscle that I then proceeded to run a marathon on.
It is frustrating, and right now I face a daily battle against my mind, but at the end of the day, I am grateful that I am able to run at all! I do not want to start my cycle off with an injury that will haunt me for a long time, my leg seems to be okay running, but I just need to take it easy to be sure. Of course this goes along with continuing to implement physical therapy exercises I took out a few weeks before the race, and treating it until it is completely better.
I also have come across a recovery product that has literally worked wonders on the site of my strain. I cannot wait to share a post with you all about it. I was skeptical at first, but I truly believe that it works! If you would like to check it out before then.....introducing Primal Sport Mud....AKA my new best friend :)
How was your week of training?
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