I just got done with my actual, scheduled, 6 mile run for tonight. I really had to push myself to finish the last half. This was my first decent run since I did my 8 miler. I did alright with my runs while we were in Florida, but it definitely threw me off a little.
Distance: 6.02 miles
Pace: 10:54 min/mile
Location/Route: Treadmill, 1.5% incline
I felt good for the first three miles (except that my quads were SORE from Plyometrics yesterday) and then as soon as I hit mile 3… BAM! My IT band got all tight and uncomfortable. Once that happens, it’s really hard for me to get my mind off it. And the more I think about it, the worse it gets. So I had to push through and finish those last three miles. It made me feel really good to know that I did though. I feel like I’m back on track.
Later tonight (after my husband finishes watching Superbad and relinquishes the DVD player to me) – P90X day 3: Shoulders and arms and Ab Ripper
Tomorrow – 3 miles and P90X day 4: Yoga
I think tomorrow I’m going to run out and get a foam roller. I’ve heard great things about those and IT band issues… Anybody tried it?