Ah gosh guys. The Brooklyn Half is moments away and I haven’t had a good long run since the Cherry Blossom 10-miler the first week in April. My hips hurt. My legs don’t have any juice. It’s the pits. If I had to boil down the cause of my running malaise, I think I slacked at : nutrition, stretching, cross training and doing my PT exercises. Should I skip the race?
Even though I can identify and acknowledge the things I have to do better, I’m traveling for work this week so my focus on diet/exercise is non-existent.
But here’s what happened last week.
Monday: 7ish mile run, full of struggles and hip flexor pain
Tuesday: PT at Finish Line, mostly stretching and soft tissue work. I used the NormaTec shorts:
Wednesday: Physique 57 Signature class. For me, P57 is a great balance to running
Thursday: 4 mile run in Riverside Park. Loved it. The first/only run to feel good in a long time.
Friday: Mat 57 at Physique 57.
Saturday: (my birthday) I went on a pretty brutal 7 mile run with Matt. My body never got into it. Then we walked across the GW bridge and walked along a trail near the Hudson on the Jersey side. I think we covered ~30 miles. I’ve never done that before, have you? It offers very cool vantage points of the city. Like this view of the Little Red Lighthouse from above.
Sunday: I did about 3 seconds of my PT stretches.
How was your week?