As I continue to recover from the car accident, I also continue to face limitations both at work as well as with my training. I’m doing my best to take things one day at a time, especially since some days my back pain is bearable and other days my back hurts quite a lot.
I met with a chiropractor Saturday morning. She took a series of X-rays, did a number of tests, and a physical exam. I meet with her again Thursday afternoon to go over a plan for treatment for my back.
This past week I did my third set of back-to-back runs as part of my Shamrock training. I did a very easy 3 miles on Saturday (1 min run/1 min walk intervals), followed by 11 miles on Sunday (3:15 min run/0:45 min walk intervals). I was actually a bit worried when I woke up Sunday morning with very significant back pain that Sunday’s run wouldn’t happen. I’m so glad that by mid-afternoon on Sunday that my back pain was much more manageable and that I was not only able to still get my long run in but that I was also able to take advantage of the gorgeous Spring-like weather that we had this weekend. It was quite hard to believe that it was the first weekend of February since the high yesterday was 59 degrees!
Mon 2/2 – Rest day
Tues 2/3 – 3.10 mile run on the treadmill, 0.42 mile cool down walk
Wed 2/4 – 30 minutes of yoga
Thurs 2/5 – 3.20 mile run on the treadmill, 0.43 mile cool down walk
Fri 2/6 – Rest day
Sat 2/7 – 3.09 mile run around the neighborhood
Sun 2/8 – 11.04 mile run on the trail, 0.46 mile cool down walk
Total Weekly Mileage – 21.74 miles (12.85 miles more than week 11)
Total Shamrock Training Mileage – 156.68 miles
QOTD: How has the weather been where you live?