Until today, I had only gotten 9.15 running miles in and my weekly goal during May is 20 miles per week. That will increase as I start my scheduled marathon training.
My usual long run is on Saturday but 11 miles was more than I wanted to do this Saturday.
I am working on my speed a bit and it’s been working. I usually run with shorter strides and that’s not easy on the body to try to speed up with short strides so I’ve been stretching out my strides a bit and I was enjoying it and it was working….until on Wednesday, my butt (gluteal) muscle felt tweaked. I thought it was a high hamstring but today I found out different.
I’m pretty sure this is because I don’t stretch properly before a run…lesson learned?
I worked 4, walked the dogs, visited the dentist for a check up and needed to run.
I started out on my 6 mile run and it’s not an easy one with many steep inclines. I felt the muscle pull more. I ran my first 3 miles at 26.5 minutes but struggled a little bit with the last 3. It was a beautiful day and I did enjoy the run.
I have had that happen before and it’s hard to heal because you always use your butt muscles! 🙂
So tomorrow, I need 5 miles to complete my goal but Kevin wants to do 7….I’ll see how my butt holds out!
If I can make it through my run tomorrow, I will need a couple of days off to try to heal that booty! It doesn’t hurt very much until I start inclines or hills and there were many on my run today.
I’m sitting on an ice pack as I type!
We are staying in Columbia this weekend and I’m looking forward to it. I may do some runner shopping this weekend. We have an awesome new runner’s store here that I just have to check out.
Mama needs a new pair of shoes or two!!!…. and compression shorts and Garmin and hydration belt and runner socks and fuel! 🙂