As you can see from the title, I haven’t been running this week, obviously despite what the training plan recommends.
What I haven’t told you is that I have been having a niggle in my lower back since week 5. What started as a niggle after running transformed into permanent pain this week. I would just feel it walking around.
Monday & Tuesday: Rest and stretching. I did start to feel a bit better after last Sunday’s Yin session.
Wednesday: Another Yin Yoga session. I am so glad Steph introduced me to Yin yoga. This week I could hold better some poses that I could not on sunday and generally felt that it helped to release some of the tension in my back.
Thursday: I was supposed to go hill training and then plans changed. I actually think it was for the best as even though Yin yoga is all about stretching, it can be a but intense. I was definitely feeling a bit of DOMS on thursday.
Friday: Time to BOOM at Boom Cycle for a Carnival-themed indoor cycling class. I’ve said it before, I love Boom Cycle. I love how the workout is matched to the music and how intense it is. I was perfect to get some low impact cardio in the lovely company of Steph and Lissy. Once again the class had me stripping.
Sunday: No real excuse for not going running today, except that I was perhaps a bit scared that my back would start hurting again and also I think I’ve been putting a bit too much pressure with that sub 2h goal. I know that I can run the half-marathon distance and right now with everything going on for my departure to Bristol, it is making running a little less fun. So sunday instead of running I dealt with a few remaining work stuff that clearly should have the priority.
Read my previous training recaps here.