week 12

i confess. i did not run 16 miles on saturday. the only run i did last week was monday's 4 miles.

i took a break from running last week because my knees were hurting pretty badly after the 15. i've been sort of in denial about my knee issues, but this week i finally faced the music. i got off my butt (or more like i stopped running) and iced, got a knee strap from fleet feet, and also got some tips from the owner there. basically, i need to be better about stretching and hydrating, and i need to do strengthening of my quads and core.

ugh. i have to admit that i have sucked at stretcing. i really don't like to do it. and i hate drinking a lot of water because then i have to go pee every 5 minutes. and i haven't been doing strengthening exercises because dude, when do i have time to do more exercising after spending hours running every week?

but alas, all of this is infringing upon my running, so i must do them. i did my first set of strengthening exercises on sunday night: 3 sets of sitting against the wall for 1 minute, 3 sets of 20 lunges each leg, and 3 sets of 15 girl push-ups. my thighs are in major pain! it's a good pain though.

i'm getting back into it these week, and back to the training schedule. i have a feeling it's going to be really painful, after taking a week off. good thing it's a lighter week.

mon: 4 mi [done]
tue: 8 mi [missed]
thu: 5 mi [did 6]
sat: 12 mi [did 10]

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