Today’s Workout: 14 Miles with middle 8 at 6:25 pace.
The weather has cooled off here so my marathon pace run felt awesome. I averaged 3 seconds per mile faster than planned which is no biggie. It was a little windy on the way back so I overcompensated on the latter miles. The first two miles were 6:31 and 6:30 so I ended it well. It retrospect I wish I had ran 10 miles instead of 8 but aren’t we always doing that? I run the planned workout then think…I should have done more! This should be my last week averaging 100 miles. Next week will be another high mileage week but not quite so high then the taper begins. I am so excited!
Tuesday I saw a local Injury/Preventative Maintenance Therapist for some Trigger Point Massage Therapy. Her name is Denise Roberts and MANY local endurance athletes see her. She is a bit of a massage genius! This was my first time and I was warned that it would hurt. My It band has been a bit of a mess for the last two weeks so honestly I was up for anything.. I can run through it but usually I have to do a very long warm up before it loosens up. So Tuesday I laid on her table and let her poke and prod me while I whimpered for two hours, lol. She was awesome. She says the Moms can handle the pain the best and the big tough guys always end up crying like babies. No offense to my big tough guy readers but, I LOVE that!
That Tuesday night my legs felt AWFUL. The next morning I started getting paranoid because my hips were throbbing. Now today I feel like GOLD just as she said I would 🙂 I ran without any IT band today for the first time in two weeks and have promised her I will keep up with the stretching and rolling. I’m also going to get in to see her once more before Twin Cities.
The real reason I posted….I want to know who signed up or will be signing up for BOSTON?!? Let me know if you did. If you have run in the past, let me know did you LOVE it? Keeping my fingers crossed all my friends who want in can get in. I thought for sure when I signed up to run two years ago that I would be a one and done girl but I had SO much fun there that I’ve been dying to go back, so I did sign up on Monday.
Have you had Trigger Point Massage before? ART? Deep Tissue?
I won’t be posting tomorrow so have a great weekend everyone!