Sunday, January 20, 2013

A Few Days later...

I have no excuse for not posting other than life. This week was a little busy and I took a little time off of running except for Tuesday and Friday. Last Saturday (1/12) I ran race #2 in my 13 in 2013. It was a virtual run that was a fundraiser for Sandy Hook. I ran it outside (and might I add that the temp was about 60* and I ran in short sleeves- quite the opposite from the week before). Anyway, I was going to attempt a 5-6 mile run however, I cam in just short of 4. About mile 1 I started having issues with my knee- judging by the symptoms and what I read it looks like it's my IT band SO, this week I foam rolled, stretched it good before and after running, and bought two knee braces (#1 I wore Tuesday and it hurt by the mile point so tried a different kind on Friday and it worked much better and I did a 5K on the treadmill in 37:22.) I went with the treadmill for two reasons- one, we had quite a bit of ice out there plus it was cool and two, I wanted to be at home in case my knee gave me the issues from the week before.




 Okay, back to the SH virtual run. I started having issues but I knew I had to finish- my thoughts just kept going back to the fact that those babies, those moms and dads, those teachers suffered/are suffering through so much worse than a fussy knee and I needed to give my all for them. So, give my all I did... You can see the picture below (it's a collage)for a look at the bib- it listed all of the victims of that day.


 My next race is scheduled to be next Friday (the 25th)- they are calling for rain turning into snow so it's a possibility that it will be on the treadmill once again. I need to start getting some more outdoor running in but my schedule doesn't allow it during the week so I need to increase my mileage on the treadmill but it's so boring at times. Does anyone have any thoughts as to how to approach it? I thought about covering up the screen but at the same time I like to see where I am. I usually put music on but if anyone has any suggestions that would be great. I do try to play around with the incline while I am on it. I think that tomorrow (since it's supposed to be COLD in the morning and when I am off I like to run in the morning) I will try a treadmill interval workout I found and see how that goes- do you have a favorite?

8 comments:

Bill (cycleguy) said...

So proud of you but be careful of over-training that knee. I find indoor training incredibly boring but had the hankering to get on the bike so rode it for 1 1/2 hours inside last Friday. Felt good to be on the bike but sure missed being outside. have a great day off. Love you much.

Alicia Curley said...

Way to get out there and keep going! And good on you for taking care of your knee - just make sure you ice as well :)

This is a treadmill workout thats not so much about running, but more so about a cardio butt blasting. I haven't tried it yet, but I watched my friend try it the other day and see said it was brutal (in a good way)!

http://www.fitsugar.com/Tush-Toning-Interval-Workout-Treadmill-23321392

Tami said...

Dad thanks! I will have a great day off and I am working on strengthening the knee. Love you too.

Tami said...

Alicia- thanks for the link- will check it out. Icing is also in the plans! Thanks for the encouragement

Andrea @ fromfltond said...

Thank you for posting my treadmill workout! I hope you like it. It is more about working your butt and having cardio intervals thrown in for an extra challenge. Happy running :)

Tami said...

Andrea- I did like it- I had to adjust the 6.0 speeds to about a 5.5 but other than that it was definitely a GOOD sweat!

Andrea @ fromfltond said...

So glad you liked it!! I had fun coming up with it, and it had me sweating and my butt burning in no time :)

Caitlin Helsel said...

Hey! How did the treadmill workout go? I have no access to one (or any gym equipment for that matter since I'm poor so any running i do is outside), so I'm not much help there, although I've heard that people watch tv/movies or listen to audio books in addition to music to help the time go faster? Maybe one of those will help! And way to go finishing that race! Keep up with the foam rolling and taking care of yourself, so you can keep on going :)