Here is the second installment of my week's workouts. As you will see from my workout on Tuesday, I am finally able to do walking lunges and Bulgarian split squats. I haven't done them since before surgery in January! My left knee felt weak during the lunges but I know doing the lunges will make it stronger. The bad news about all of these wonderful workouts I was able to do is that my IT band is really bothering me. Not during workouts, but after. It is so frustrating. I have a few stretches and I foam roll (not nearly enough), but do you guys have any tips to get rid of an achy IT band?
Here is what I was up to:
Thursday- 5 mile run, easy pace
Saturday- 10 mile run, easy pace (with friends, woohoo!)
Monday- Queasy, easy 6 mile run (We went out for breakfast and I had 3 huge pieces of French Toast. I totally over ate and my stomach felt terrible the rest of the day.)
Wednesday- 5 miles, 8:19 pace. This pace was an effort due to the extreme heat. It was borderline dangerous. I had a few instances of feeling a bit light headed from the sun. I stopped at 5 because my body was saying, "Girl, get your ass home to the a/c!"
Pros: I took a rest day! And I kept my mileage down to a realistic number (30 mi) considering I am not training for anything at the moment. I am also happy about the lunges and Bulgarian split squats.
Cons: I am not happy with the lack of direction my workouts are having. I talk more about it here. I need to plan better. Oh, and the whole IT band thing...
Did you have a good weekend of workouts?
IT band magical cures? Anyone? Bueller?