Saturday, March 17, 2012

The start of a week off...aka taking care of #1

I am taking a week off. 

Yes - in the middle of half marathon training, I am taking a week off.   No long run this weekend.  No short runs this week.   My legs are counting on me.

I realized today that the knee pain is the return of my old friend, Mr. Pes Anserine Bursitis.  A clear result of my not stretching well enough.  The compensating is causing me to develop shin splints (overtraining might be playing a bit part in this as well).   I don't like either but I think a week of rest, icing and stretching will be enough for me to come back smarter and stronger.  

So, I won't have a long run report this week (unless you count this anti-long run post).   I really want to finish strong in Vancouver and this week of rest is going to help me do exactly that.

I'll still be working out - my bike has been missing me anyway.

Take care of yourselves out there.  RICE as necessary to keep yourselves running strong.

2 comments:

  1. take it easy! best to rest than risk injury.

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  2. Great idea! Running through injuries is NEVER worth it. I learned that the hard way when training for my last marathon in 2010. Hope a week off gets you back to 100%!

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