Sunday, May 6, 2012

Weekly training summary week 4/30/12-5/6/12


Monday
Still recovering from my strained/pulled hamstring. I skipped any long runs over the weekend. I took Saturday off completely and only ran 3 miles on Sunday. Over the weekend I did mostly sauna time and stretching. 

0600  - easy 3 mile run in 32:17 (10:44 pace). I know I should be resting the hamstring but I just feel I should be moving.  Followed by 20min in the sauna at 145 degrees (infrared) and 100 squats. 

1430 - easy 3 mile run on the treadmill in 28:41.  Felt good about my leg.  Followed by 30min in sauna at 150 degrees.

2100 - went to the adult arena soccer game.  I only lasted about 5min before I had to pull myself out of the game because my hamstring hurt so bad.

Tuesday - Had to fly to Monterey, CA for work.  Rest day. PAIN!!! My hamstring was killing me and I found myself limping around.  I iced for about 40min in the evening.

Wednesday - 0600 Circuit training with weight in the hotel (I was traveling for work) and 20min of stationary bike.  My hamstring is still sore and I can't run at this point. I iced for 10min in the morning. Arrived home late from Monterey trip.

Thursday - 7am 20min in 30min in sauna at 145 degrees.  massage to help treat the hamstring.  

9:30pm more sauna time, 30min at 150 degrees.

Friday - 9:30pm 30min in sauna, 145 degrees.

Saturday - 3.2 miles around the house, 44:34.  This was the first run in 5 days.  It actually is the first day I felt good enough and safe enough to run.  My hamstring was tight and sore.  There wasn't any pain so I just took it slow.

9:30pm - 30min in Sauna at 155 degrees, tested out the iceskullz cap and ice mold.

Sunday - 10:30am. I decided to continue my luck and run for 5 miles.  48:26 (9:42min pace). 6pm, 2.25 miles with the dog, 23:09 (10:17min pace)

9:30pm - 30min sauna at 155 degrees.

Total miles 16.4

This was a rough week.  I went from feeling like was recovering to barely being able to walk.  I actually was using crutches for a day.  I've wisely decided to skip the next adult soccer game.  I have been given a lot of strong advice from others on doing so as well.  They are right as I need to focus more on the big event.  The week was not all bad, I could think of it as an sudden taper week.  There is a 100mile race I'm considering in two weeks and one I am signed up for already in 3 weeks.