Monday 3/28 (5.6mi, 48min, 8:34/mi) After short runs on Saturday and Sunday I just took an easy run out to the Bridle Trails. My Piriformis was a little sore from last week. I think the problem stems from me putting more stress on my good knee (the one with the intact Meniscus) and hamstring when I push off. I wish I could find someone in the greater Seattle area who is a runner and could help diagnose specific problems like this. The Googles have come up empty for me so far. I'll keep tinkering with my running form in the mean time.
Tuesday 3/29 (6.6mi, 55min, 8:30/mi) Same place as Monday but a different route. I took an easy to moderate paced run in the Bridle Trails and didn't feel that great. I was happy to get out for a run but the weather and my stomach haven't been very good lately.
Wednesday 3/30 (2mi, 16min, 8:16/mi) Just two easy miles on the treadmill at the gym before lifting weights.
Friday 4/1 (2mi, 16min, 8:06/mi) Another two miles on the treadmill before lifting weights. This time I set the treadmill to a 3% decline for fun.
Friday 4/1 (6.2mi, 44min, 7:09/mi) A rare 2-run day. After work I got out for a tempo run around my old work loop in the CCW direction. I pushed a hard pace from the start and was gasping for breath much of the last 5 miles. All of the rain lately made for slippery trails that slowed me down. I felt my Piriformis acting up and knew that I'd be paying for it over the weekend with some soreness. I also had a return of the Gingerbread Man mid-run which required a quick hike through the brambles to find some privacy. That's what I get for being lazy about restocking the Acidophilus after I ran out last week. Stupid flora and fauna in my gut!
With a sick family (everyone but me again) I never got out to run over the weekend. I had the chance on Sunday but chose a much needed nap instead of a run. I'm not training for anything right now so there's no strict schedules to follow.