Well, this week was a bit of a doozy. I started the week feeling off. I just felt kind of tired and achy, almost flu-like but not quite. I took a rest day on Monday and debated taking a second rest day on Tuesday. I decided against it since that would have been my third rest day in a row so I hopped on the treadmill and decided to just run for feel – no pace or distance goals. Unfortunately, less than 20 minutes in something went wrong and I felt a twinge in my left calf. I should have taken that rest day because I definitely strained something. I walked it out for another 40 minutes and then worked on rolling and stretching that night, but I definitely injured myself.
On Wednesday I took another rest day hoping that would help. It did, and I found my way back to the gym on Thursday, but decided to cool it on the running for a few days. Thankfully my fitness is (otherwise) at good place and I feel confident that a short break from running won’t ruin my goal to run Around the Bay. I stuck to strength and cross-training to keep myself active. Taking a few days off from running definitely helped and on Sunday I tested out an easy 5K and felt pretty good.
Monday – Rest
Tuesday – 2.6K run. 3.6K walk.
Wednesday – Rest
Thursday – Full body strength training. Walking and cycling.
Friday – (AM) Full body strength training. Walking and cycling. (PM) Yoga.
Saturday – (AM) Full body strength training. Walking and cycling. (PM) Hot yoga
Sunday – (AM) Easy 5K. (PM) Hot yoga.
How do you adapt your training when you’re feeling injured?