Planned Mileage: 88km
Days Run: 4 (sort of)
Excuses: So, I seem to have noticed a pattern emerging here. I have an “ok” week of training followed by a “great” week of training, followed by a “terrible” week of training. I’d like to see a little more consistency, even if it means multiple weeks of “ok” training.
This week started out promising with 16km Tuesday and Wednesday I did 15km including 11 hill repeats, but when I was running home my hip started to burn (on the outside/IT band area). I didn’t worry too much about it, had a good stretch when I got home and used the foam roller on the area. Thursday I went out with Dan and didn’t make it 1km, my hip was on fire, I went home and stretched and rolled some more. Saturday I was scheduled to run 32km, but I knew that would be stupid considering my hip, so I didn’t run at all. Today (Sunday) I should’ve run 19km, I managed 8km on the trails and felt ok, I actually felt good by the end of it, but then stiffened up in the car and it’s sore again.
Hopefully I can get myself going again, but I am a little concerned with the way I seem to be breaking down. I looked back in my training log from this time last year, and I’ve noticed one glaring difference. I’m not doing any weight training. Last year at this time I was going to a weight class twice a week. So it’s obvious that I need to get back to my weight classes.
I’m also going to adjust my weekly mileage slightly. When I set up my training plan I chose the higher end of the mileage scale, I’m thinking that I may not be able to carry the high mileage, which is fine. I only really ran 4 days a week prior to this so I think I should go back to that and add in some cross-training. My main goal is to arrive at the start line confident and NOT injured, because I know I can’t run 100 miles with a broken body.