On Wednesday I was feeling pretty cocky because of how good I was feeling after doing a hard speed workout and then our challenge run that day (challenge= a lot of elevation gain)…. And then I woke up on Thursday and felt like a bus hit me.
The combo of doing speed and then trails the next day is really going to take things to the next level because it is a really hard combo for me! In the past I’ve always taken the day after a speed workout slow and flat!
Morning run with Emilee and she felt the same way I did. The training must be working.
A tree fell over on one of our favorite little flat trails.
I love this little trail because they have encouraging signs along the way!
This week has been a week of tuna between Andrew and me.
Dave’s Killer Bread + Tuna + Mayo + Special Sauce + Avocado = A fast and delicious lunch.
The highlight of the day was seeing Lion King together.
I’m feeling a loss of identity lately because I would choose popcorn over candy lately. Movie theater popcorn has my heart.
Oh and we went for street tacos before the movie too. This weekend we will all be at different places (except for Skye will be with me all weekend and Andrew doesn’t work one day:) so it was really nice to get a night all together.
My friends and I are getting in a lot of miles on the trails each week and besides the fact that they make you strong (SO.MUCH.CLIMBING), we do them because they are huge for injury prevention.
When I went to Golden’s presentation he shared that the two running surfaces that have the highest rate of injury are the track and the treadmill. The reason for this being that every step is the exact same on those two surfaces which creates imbalances. Uneven ground is key for our bodies because our bodies were designed for variability. Our muscular structure was built for it. He told us to do anything we can to add some variation to our running, trails, ducking under trees, on and off the sidewalks, rocks, grass, going on the messy part of trails etc. If you can, try to vary up the surfaces you run on to avoid those injuries!
Also, getting out and moving in different types of sports and switching up your running shoes (I usually wear 3-4 different running shoes ((lately the Launch, Hyperion, Ricochet and Glycerin)) each week can really help to reduce your risk of injuries. He also said the best thing that we can do to strengthen our feet is to walk around barefoot more often (especially on carpet and if your feet can handle it on hard wood) along with jumping rope barefoot.
What are some things that you do for injury prevention?
Play any sports outside of running?
What’s your favorite surface to run on?
Question from Brooke: Where do you think is the most dangerous place to camp?