Happy Monday Everyone!!
Another weekend gone, another week of training in the books, and we are 10 weeks out from my first ultra race!!
I have to get a vlog up for all of you. My birthday passed a few weeks back and Mrs. Schlub being the awesome wife that she is, actually turned my birthday into a 2 week long extravaganza. Hey I’m not going to argue with 2 weeks of celebration dedicated to me lol. In doing so, I made out like a bandit with some awesome running toys. I’ll have to share those with all of you, and rather than take pictures and write out all the deets, why not vlog right??
As for training, boy oh boy last week was rough. It was a cut back week but I think last week was tougher than the previous week that included a 20 mile run. I think my legs were angry with the cumulative fatigue and the increased miles over the last couple weeks. Everything felt like I was working harder to maintain the performance that I was displaying the week before. I also had to move some runs around towards the end of the week due to family events but also due to a tight IT Band. For those that haven’t been around the Schlub world for too long, I battled ITB issues a couple years back and still have some lingering effects from time to time.
The good thing is that I don’t take any chances with my ITB anymore and try to pull back or move runs around to let my legs rest. At the same time I step up my massaging and stretching to make sure I’m giving the old ITB some much needed TLC. Without being diagnosed from someone who knows more than me, I think I get tightness in my right hip which pulls on my left ITB. Naturally all my stretching is for both my hips and my ITB. Woke up this morning with my legs feeling great and no real tightness so I think we are on the right track.
Miles ramp back up this week so I’m really pleading with my legs to recover and be ready for a solid week of running. We will see how things go!!
How long does your birthday celebration typically last?? I bet it’s not 2 weeks like mine lol
Do you pull back and rest when you’re feeling tightness or do you push through your runs??