Today, we changed up the pace a bit by checking out a new trail. Well, the trail is a small gravel, and a bit deep. So, when you step you dig down a bit. Well, this worked my muscles in a very different way, and I guess worked some stability muscles that hadn’t been worked .
I only WALKED 2.65 miles, and yet my quads feel like I did an hour on an elliptical…or three sets of 15 on the leg press machine. Crazy!!!
Although, my knee…which I have worked super hard to strengthen (bum knee since junior high), was tweaking a bit after that. It wasn’t because I did too much (because I didn’t), it was because I used some stability muscles in my knee that I had not previously. So, both a good thing…and a uh…oops…I have a race Saturday…I can’t get my knee tweaking!!!! It’s okay though…slight twinges…nothing major. I’ll listen to it carefully tomorrow morning to see how I need to work out. I’m not going back to those gravel trails this week. I need to work on that AFTER my race.
I hit upper body in the gym very lightly once I got to school. A few sets of vertical lifts, and then I called it a morning.
As long as my knee is good in the morning, I expect it to be a hard(er) workout.
I think Thursday, I’m going to check with the training partner to see if she wants to run the road instead of trails so that I can prepare better for my race Saturday.
Oh, and I cooked us some nice inch thick top sirloins for dinner tonight…Soooooo good!!!