The Road to Recovery (Weekly Recap)

trail torontoHappy Easter to all those who celebrate! We had beautiful weather today in Toronto (the pic above is from earlier in the week, not today!) and I ate lots of sugary things so it’s been an all around great day.

After my knee injury, my coach and I decided to increase the mileage slowly. Last week, I ran every other day and my longest run was 15km. The day in between runs gave me some time to assess whether the run had irritated my knee because unfortunately it’s an injury that doesn’t hurt until after I’m done running.

This week, we pushed up the mileage and I ran back to back days once. I haven’t had any knee pain in the last couple of weeks but I’ve been icing a lot and doing my glute strengthening exercises every night. Basically, I’m being super cautious because training while recovering is a tricky balance.

runtobeer toronto

My weekend started off with a run with RunTOBeer for their Great Friday edition. It ended up at the Evergreen Brickworks with some beer which was a fantastic way to start a long weekend. On our way home, we stopped at one of my favourite coffee shops and bought coffee and treats because we were both cold from the run. By 1pm, I had run 15k, tried some craft beer and had coffee and treats, can’t complain about a weekend that starts like that!

There’s less than two weeks until the North Face Endurance Challenge Series in DC and I still don’t know whether I’ll be running 50k or 50 miles. I would like to run 50 miles as a solid long training run for my 100 miler that is fast approaching but I also don’t want to push my knee too much. I think we’ll see how my training goes this week and then reassess going into next week.

garmin watch run

Training this week:
Monday – rest
Tuesday – 10k & 45 min bootcamp
Wednesday – 10k
Thursday – 45 min bootcamp
Friday – 14.5k
Saturday – rest
Sunday – 18k

How was your week? Do you have a go to treat for after runs?

Happy running!

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2 thoughts on “The Road to Recovery (Weekly Recap)

  1. adamhaesler March 27, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    Hey Katherine,
    Glad to hear you are doing better, this is fantastic news and am I joyful reading it!

    Sounds like you had a sweet day! Lol!

    What sweets did you get?

    I do not usually eat sweets after a run, usually my recovery drink and protein mix. This is the only thing I have ever found that works so that I can run/workout again the next day, it works wonders.

    Although, after long runs all the good discipline is off the tables, after recovery and protein mix is done, I kind of eat what I want, lol.

    Enjoy your long weekend, and happy Easter back at ya!

  2. Jessica March 29, 2016 / 10:17 am

    Sorry to hear you were down and out for a while but excited to hear you are back at it! YAY Katherine!

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