42at40 week eleven: a change will do you good

Keeping it short and sweet this week!

So as I mentioned, in week ten I overdid it a little and ended up sort of injured. Not a catastrophic injury by any means, just some aches and pains, probably strains, and my old left side knee issue creeping up again a bit.

This day was awesome for a run.

So, a change was needed in my plan, at least for this week. I decided to cut back to three runs and keep things very easy. First, I took two days off after my 27km long run. I cut the 18km ‘Goal Pace’ run since I didn’t feel my legs would tolerate it well right now. Instead, I did a couple of very easy runs of 45-50 minutes, spaced with a day between them.

For my long run, unfortunately it was snowing. Yes, snowing. I guess I should have known, since my long run was planned for the day of the Around The Bay race, and historically, it’s usually been kind of crappy weather for that race!

So we meet again….

Luckily for me, however, the run planned for that day wasn’t a true ‘long run’, it was a progression run of 90 minutes. I took that to the treadmill instead of the streets.

Overall, things went pretty well, and by the end of that progression run my legs were feeling pretty good. Not 100%, but much better.

Week twelve has already started, but I’ll save those stories for my next post. All I’ll say for now is that by taking Sunday’s run to the gym, I probably jinxed myself the next long run…. Ugh.

Onward and upward!