Another run in the books! I always save my long runs for my days off so I can give my body a little extra TLC for recovery. My “long” runs aren’t really long runs, but they are longer than what my body is use to. I’ve noticed some SI pain over a couple miles, I think it’s relating to the fact that I’ve been slacking on doing my basic exercises daily. I still do them on days I’m going to run, but I need to be doing them every day so that’s the goal for this week. Amp up what I’m doing when I first wake up and before I go to bed, in addition to at least three strength training days. I’m hoping that does the trick and my 4.5 mile run I have scheduled next week goes well!
I usually do a 5-10 minute octane elliptical warm up before I do press ups and glute activation before the run.
Then I run, then I do the press ups, glute activation and bridges after as well!
I ended up increasing at the end every minute or so from 6.4 to 6.7, I was a sweaty mess by the end! That’s why I LOVE the feeling of a good run, either it’s the endorphins or the sense of accomplishment but it feels pretty damn amazing! Then I treated myself to an old favorite, pumpkin pie breakfast scramble topped with a bunch of sunbutter on top… soooooooo goood!