Weekly Total: 17 miles
My weekly mileage is not what I thought I would be running at this time back in December. However, I am happy about those miles considering that I wasn't running at all last week.
Monday: 2 miles at 8:05 pace
I had the day off of school and a PT appointment schedule for later in the day. Even though I had some pain in my leg before the run, I went out anyway. Was so happy to get rid of the pain within the first minute and a half and had a great time being out there once more. I was really shocked at the ability to run pain-free again.
Tuesday: 2 miles at 8:02 pace
Ran a super-cautious run. I was very worried that I was going to be too ambitious by running two days in a row. I didn't feel any pain, but my leg was pretty tight from the PT appointment. I made sure to foam roll and ice as soon as I got home.
Wednesday: 3 miles at 7:36 pace
I'm not sure why I picked up the pace on my third day of running, but I felt awesome. It was quite cold for DC and very windy. Lately all of my runs start with me heading out into the wind, so I wasn't able to warm up until I turned around and was heading home. My leg was still tight and it was on this night that Tom ordered me to take a day off. He was also worried that I was being too ambitious.
Friday: 4 miles
A co-worker and I motivated each other to go for a run after school. I would never have gone out there if it wasn't for her. It wasn't raining when we started, but it started to rain, and even hail, by the mid-point. We stopped at another co-worker's house for a bit then bummed a ride back to school so that we wouldn't have to run back. We're hoping that we can make this a weekly occurrence!
Sunday: It was 50 and sunny. A great day for a run. Was super happy to run 5.6 miles. Took it slower (8:01 pace) and could not believe how out of shape I felt. I have been consuming much less water on a daily basis ever since January and I really need to get back in the habit of drinking more water.
I'm hoping next week will be just as great and that I can continue to increase my daily mileage. I really want to get in a few double-digit runs before the 10 mile race at the start of March, but I don't want to increase mileage so quickly that I get re-injured.