Friday, March 26, 2010

Run & Strength Training

I still hurt from the strength training session on Tuesday when I went for my run today. So I took it easy and went incredibly slow so I could save my legs for the 5k on Sunday. I'm thinking I shouldn't have signed up for a 5k the week I started strength training but oh well. If I don't PR then at least I have an excuse :D. I asked the trainer to avoid my legs today and we focused all on core and upper body, so I can just hope it helps my legs recover before Sunday.

Pain Report:
*Left IT band is very achey, along my entire leg. It's weird.
*Right knee is slightly achey but not bad at all.
*Right shin hurts while running but not in everyday life activities

On a positive note I picked up my race packet and goodies today for Sunday. Apparently the first 75 people to register received a tech shirt and I was #74! Score! I drove the course and the last part (the tenth of a mile) is DOWNHILL. That's going to provide for a hell of a kick. I want to PR so bad, but we'll see.

Oh and I also bought some shorts and convenience no-tie laces (see pic above) :D


  1. Hmmmm...sounds like you might need a foam roller!! Ever tried one? They are magical!

  2. I hope you have a great race this weekend!!!! I'm doing 2 5ks and just hope to not pass out lol. Can't wait to read all about your race girl!! Don't hurt yourself.

  3. I second Tara's comment. Get the black one!
    Have a great race manana, but be kind to your knees and take it easy on those downhills :)

  4. p.s. I'll post my Chicago training plan soon. Truth be told, I haven't thought about it yet. Guess I should get on it, right? Thanks for the reminder :)

  5. Good luck with your Sunday race! And did you get a spot in the Chicago Marathon?? I just read that reg closed quickly and many didn't get in. Wow! I love your running goals list on the right margin. Great way to keep track! :)