Week 8 and Counting


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?



  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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