Week 8 and Counting

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Fall weather has finally arrived! Hallelujah!

It was pretty crazy here last week as there were lots of school activities, sports practices and homework to adjust to. In between, I managed to log 23.5 miles for the week:

Monday:  5.5 miles.

Tuesday:  Leg and core work.

Wednesday:  Pilates Barre class.

Thursday:  Hill repeats – 7 miles total.

Friday:   3 miles on an Alter G treadmill – (more on this coming in a separate post!)

Saturday: 8 miles. The plan had been to do 10, but around 6 my ITB really tightened up. I tried to run through it…but those of you who’ve dealt with cranky ITBs know that’s not how it works. I could tell my form was starting to suffer so I cut the run at 8. Lots of rolling, time in my compression shorts and some icing seemed to have helped.

Sunday:  Rest day.

I know that the ITB flare up was a direct result of not following my usual recovery routine this week. I was jamming in workouts and then skipping my usual rolling, icing, and strengthening exercises. So guess what I’ll be focusing on this week 🙂

Do you have a regular recovery routine? Do you feel the effects if you skip it?

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  1. I dont have a routine BUT BUT BUT when I dont listen to my body and heed and rest? I feeeeeeel it.
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  2. Congrats on your week! Ugh, I definitely know how you feel when you don’t take that full time for recovery. Sometimes I feel silly for spending such a long time on it, but it really does make a difference. Hip stretches, foam rolling, calf stretches…t’s a long process!
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  3. It’s so hard to fit it all in! But then our bodies tell us we have to find a way. Good luck getting it all done this week!

  4. Definite side effects are felt if I skip any part of recovery that I normally follow! Take care of that cranky ITB!
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  5. Nice week minus the ITB pain. I’ve been known to skip the after-run stretching/rolling but now that I’m approaching the NYCM witching hour and my mileage is getting up there, I make sure to do it.

  6. hey! pay attention to your recovery – want you stay injury free!! 🙂 okay, i’m done yelling 🙂

  7. Hope your IT band is feeling better. I used the Alter G a few months ago while recovering from my stress fracture. Hope it helped you

  8. Can’t wait to hear what you think of the Alter G. I tried it back in the spring when I had a calf strain…definitely an interesting experience!

  9. I definitely feel effects if I don’t focus on recovery. I almost immediately take an epsom salt bath but can be bad about foam rolling at times.

  10. Sounds like a solid week! Good job on listening to your body during your long run! Hope your IT band is ok.
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