In short: I injured myself with last Wednesday’s Uber-Run.
Thursday morning I woke up and my left hamstring was tight and aching.
Friday found me with left ankle issues.
So there has been no running since Wednesday.
In that interim our weather has made a long-awaited shift from Summer to Fall.
Today begins Week 8 of my training program which is 4:1 intervals run for 45 minutes. Nine sets.
Owing to the Labor Day Weekend there is no Running With Trainers this week; however Rich and I are going to the location where I usually run on Monday evenings for two reasons: #1 to maintain consistency; #2 to begin our new running schedule. We’ve been waiting for the weather to turn cooler to begin running in the evening all the time. This week is the time to make that switch.
We may have one more little blast of summer temperatures, but I don’t look for them to be in that upper 90s, lower 100s range nor do I expect the sauna-esque humidity we’ve had since May.
I’ve gone several days between runs in the past – I missed an entire week when I had Strep Throat a month or so ago – so I’m anticipating this evening’s run going well. However, between now and the Graduation 5K I have to be consistent! And be consistent writing here.