This has been a week to appreciate letting things go that I can’t control. My week started with a trip to my athletic therapist to check out my knee problem. (You can read all that here) Then a long meeting with my coach to decide what to do about my knee injury.
The plan is to slowly increase how much I’m running and then closer to the North Face Endurance Challenge Series run in DC (in only 20 days!), we’ll re-evaluate about whether I should attempt 50 miles or drop down to a shorter distance. I am not the type of person who is usually okay with not having a plan but I am trying to embrace the process. It turns out that a lot of ultra running is preparing as much as possible and then embracing what happens.
Right now my focus is on doing everything possible to get my knee to heal. I am doing my phsyio exercises every day and icing after doing anything that could irritate it. And so far (knock on wood), my knee has been holding up fairly well this week with very little pain. I added in more swimming this week and reduced how much I’m running to try to still get the cardio with less impact.
On Friday, I talked Callum into running with me which doesn’t usually happen. And then on Sunday, I went running with blogger Carmy. It was great to finally meet her in person and have some company for part of my 15km run on Sunday! Even though I can’t run as much as I’d like, it helps a lot to have all these running partners!
Training this week:
Monday – rest
Tuesday – 45 min bootcamp + 50min swim
Wednesday – 10k run
Thursday – rest
Friday – 12k run
Saturday – 45 min bootcamp + 1hr swim
Sunday – 15k run
How was your week of running?
What to do differently in training when you are injured?