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On My Grind

Since getting into Robie this year, I have been on my grind. Here is an update to what I have been up to.


Working - I'm hustling here. Right now I have a few options for work stuff and some career changes may be happening soon. I am spending too mental time with work.

Diet -Yeah. Total gluttony free-for-all. I have been cutting sweets and adding more beans instead of meat all the time. BUT I am waaaay off balance here. I feel like I need a week of just a juice fast. I have been using up that bag of flax - I am about halfway though ONE bag!

Running - I have jumped into this training with both feet. The last 10 miler was on Saturday. I have been trying to follow my own version of the 50K plan I did this time last year. I thought my body really accepted the plan well and it fit with my schedule.

Monday - Rest
Tuesday - 4 miles
Wednesday - 6 miles
Thursday - 4 miles
Friday - Rest
Saturday - Long Run
Sunday - Recovery Run

I don't feel like I ramped up my mileage too fast but my knee isn't happy. I switched out my old Hokas for a new pair and it helped for a bit but now I feel like I did when I was at the end of my 50K training. I am thinking about switching from the Hoka's for a while and going back to the Altra's.

I can't pinpoint my angry knee to just one thing but I think it is a combo of a lot of things.

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Diet. Need moar fruits and veggies. My nutrients are all over the place.

Hydration. Need moar water and regulate my electrolytes. Alcohol, coffee, not enough water, and sweating this winter has me so unbalanced. My joints and muscles need proper hydration.

Weight. Gotta get this winter weight off of me. I'm doing stuff but not enough. And this extra weight isn't doing my joints any favors.

Stress. There is a lot going on that I can't ignore or back burner. My muscles are tight which is throwing my bio-mechanics off.

Proper warm up/cool down. I always have a habit of just going and running. I have been making an effort to do a bit of this minus lunges and stretching after. 

Recovery. Elevating my leggies and icing my knee is always a post run treat. I'm making sure I have a few sips of something recovery related - with added ground flax, has helped with some post-run aches. I am going to start some epsom salt baths this week. I didn't do that until after 26 miles but going to start now. I've even started wearing my compression socks after nearly every run.

Sleep. Can't repair and heal if I can't get my 8 hours in. I love my sleep but I need to get into a bedtime groove.

I don't want to take time off because exercise is what will help me lose weight. I will be able to complete the half marathon distance in 6 weeks but I don't think I will be making any PR's this time around. And I am ok with that.

How is your training going? Any angry knee advice?

Comments

  1. I am working on getting my diet back in order. As for the knee, I got nothing! Good luck. I will be cheering you from the sidelines. =)

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  2. I'm cracking down on food intake too. It's an ugly job but somebody's gotta do it. Hope your knee behaves. Mine was being weird but it mysteriously cleared up.

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  3. I don't know where exactly your knee pain is, but I found when I started running with a patellar strap it helped with extra support! I LOVE my strap. I still bust it out if I feel even the slightest pain!! Your rocking your running!

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