So since I’m now at the end of week 1 of my for real #notrunning I find myself with free time. Normally I’d of gone for a 2+ hour run this morning, add in travel time, shower time afterwards and since I didn’t go on a run I had an extra 3 hours to my day.
that it’s like doing it for the first time all over again”
Sadly I spent it spending money, getting weed and feed and grass seed for the lawn, some PVC fittings to make a set of push up / dip bars out of some 1.5″ PVC I have laying around from one of my many projects.
Saturday I spent my not running time cutting down a bunch of overgrowth in the yard. So there’s definately value in not running.
But I’ve spent the last 11 months of my life running 3 days a week or more and now it feels strange to be doing that.
My running partner is still doing great, putting in all the miles I’m missing out on. She ran 10 miles this morning. Since she was wearing my Fenix 3HR it’s almost like I ran it in a weird way so that’s something I guess.
My replacement pair of Paradigm 2.0’s have been sitting staring at me waiting for me to try them. I had to go a full size up to a ridiculous 14 since they don’t make 13.5’s. The 13’s were just too short for me after 3 miles. I have black toenails on both feet from the size 13’s and my toes hitting the end of the shoes. The 14’s are too long by a bit but the rest seems to fit so why not.
I reset my Stryd back to a calibration factor of 1.0. I’d dropped it down to 99.5 for the half marathon and it was off by about .2 miles over the 13.2 miles. Setting it back to 1.0 and I’ll walk it back down again and see where it’s the most accurate.
I need to work on my stride/gait. Do the ‘altra run’ following their recommendations. It’s just so abnormal to me that it’s like doing it for the first time all over again. But that’s what it felt like when I started 11 months ago so I guess I can do it again.
I’ve been doing my PT daily, a combination of side steps with resistance, clamshells, bridges, planks, curls, shrugs, crunches, sideways leg lifts. My knee definitely feels better after the last week of #notrunning or possibly the PT. Or a combination. Regardless I’m not running till 6/6. Then I’m going to restart my full marathon training based on the Stryd plan.
Anyway that’s where I am, didn’t want two weeks to go by without some signs of life.