Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sunday long run.

Seven miles may not be long for most people, but that's what I ran today and it was the most I've run since I got back into running post-pregnancy. Today's run also pushed this week's mileage to 22.2 -- another post-preg. high!

It was a pretty good run. Very hilly (of course) and even though I went out in the afternoon, it was quiet. A few cars passed by when I was running on a main road, but not many. There was only one little glitch. As I was running down one of the hills on my route, I stepped awkwardly and felt it almost immediately in my left ITB. I cursed to myself and then stopped to stretch. I stretched my ITB, my quad and my calf and then I walked a little and stretched again, adding in an extra ITB stretch for good measure. Then, I began to run again. A few minutes later, I felt that pesky ITB so I immediately stopped and stretched/walked/stretched. This time, I'd gotten it. When I picked up my run again, I felt fine and I didn't have any problems for the rest of the run. Good thing, because my misstep was only about two miles into my run! I would've really been upset if I'd had to call it a run at that point.

Even with the ITB break, I finished my run in 1:05:45. I guess those cocktails didn't hurt me after all!

9 comments:

Marcy said...

7 miles IS a long way to go! Seriously, how many people can even run 7 miles. Most people only do 3-4.

*aron* said...

wooo congrats on the awesome run!! glad the ITB didnt bother you for too long!

Girl on Top said...

Great job on the run. 7 miles is a long run for me :)

Roisin said...

7 still counts as long! And congrats on the time...that rocks!

Running Knitter said...

7 miles is a long distance and you should be proud of yourself! Nice job!

carla said...

great job! and that is longlong for me.

long.

how ya feel this morning?

Miz.

tfh said...

Great longest post-pregnancy run! And very nice job resolving ITB issue early on and finishing with a great time despite night-before cocktails.

Mark Salinas said...

Great job and way to listen and stop! My IT is a constant nag...the foam roller has been my savior!

SJ Goody said...

For me, anything over 5 is a "long run". HAH!! Great job!

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