Dang that time change!!! BBK's changed meeting time from 5:15 to 5:30. I woke up ready to go and be there at 5:15, but after brushing my teeth realized I could sleep for another 15 minutes! I momentarily thought about getting there early and do extra mileage, but sleep is the theme for the week :) Set my alarm for 15 more minutes, but it didn't go off!!! UUGGHHH!! Woke up at 5:30 and busted a move to get out of the house. As I was pulling onto the main roads out of the neighborhood I remembered I forgoten my 'running/pain log' for my PT appointment at 7AM...so more wasted time turning around. I got to the HS at 6:05 and missed the group...decided to warm up on the track assuming they were just out on a warm-up mile. After I had run 2 miles I figured that the track wasn't part of their workout today and I was all alone :( Did a few high knee/butt kicks to get ready and then did ONE 4-3-2-1 repeat. I did notice the first 400 was 1:31, which I was pleased with...didn't notice the other sprint splits. Just as I finished my 100 recovery the group wandered into the track - time for me to head off to the PT :( AP: 8:24 splits: 9:01, 8:49, 7:42 (best 5:18), 7:48(.55 miles). I really felt cheated out of my workout and my group time today - stupid alarm clock and desire to sleep!!!
Got some new exercises for the ITB strenghtening (they're kind of fun and challenging!) and things are looking good...too bad this isn't something that can go away permanently! Strengthen and stretch is the name of the game to avoid it!
Since I felt cheated on my workout, I've wanted to go on an afternoon run, but other obligations stop me from doing that...so I kicked my butt at the gym doing weights today. It's been a long time since I've done a TOUGH workout. Did a full body workout and included 10 min hard eliptical to warm up and 15 minutes walking at a 15% incline afterward. Stretched to cool down. I'll have to wipe myself out running hills tomorrow, so I don't feel like I'm not running this week! I'll say it one more time - stupid alarm clock and stupid desire to sleep!!!!