Went to the gym this morning and had a great core workout. Followed that up with some dedicated stretching and foam roller.
ASIDE - the foam roller just never seems to get easy... it might get a little less painful but that's all.
The big news today is I participated in my first ever cross country workout. It was organized by Uli Steidl, a fellow Seattle Running Club member and not only did he plan the workout, he also marked the course and kept track of everyone's splits while encouraging folks and handing out technique tips. Awesome.
And HARD. My fitness was not exactly ready for this but the good news is my left knee/IT band didn't have a relapse.
Since the workout was close to home (Genesee Park) I figured why not run down for the warm-up? The workout was one mile repeats, 4-5 for the women and 6 for the men (because the men race 10 km). I managed to do four and then blew during my fifth repeat so threw in the towel.
My cool-down run back to home was SO slow. I even had to stop and walk twice(!). Yikes. Then again, this is just my third run since I aggravated my IT band so just not re-injuring/aggravating it was the primary goal.
The weather was perfect, the loop we ran was interesting and the company was fantastic and supportive. I'll be back.
|Body Weight||6:00 AM - 178 lb.|
|Workout Food||core - water|
commute - water
run - bottle w/1 scoop HEED
|Time of Day|
|Workout Type||run - intervals|
|Weather||mid 70s, sunny, dry, calm|
mile #1 - 6:45
mile #2 - 6:50
mile #3 - 6:50
mile #4 - 6:55
mile #5 - 7:20
|Equipment||commute - Raleigh Mojave 8.0, Garmin Edge 500|
run - Brooks Launch, Garmin Fenix
|Clothing||run - Injinji Run Original Weight Mini-Crew, Brooks 5" Essential Run Short, sleeveless active T|