Thursday, March 3, 2011


It has been a while since I had to cut my run short.

I had 9 miles planned and went to the trail. Which was of course a frozen mess so I ended up running 1.5 out and back, out and back, out and back... That was the only portion of it where I could keep at least sub-9 min pace. However, around mile 5 my ITB started to act up so I decided to be cautious and I stopped after 6 miles. I am not going to make up for those 3 lost miles, not worth it if that's going to mess up my ITB.

It seems that three 39miles week and one 42miles week, tempo on road yesterday and running on ice (which I guess is almost the same as running on a hard road) today has been way too much for my ITB.
It feels good now, I stretched and rolled, biked and rolled. I have a day off tomorrow and 9 miles on Saturday and 12 on Sunday. However if I have to run on ice again and if I do not feel that ITB is at least 96.32% I am not doing it.

I also biked today and it was not the best ride ever. It was supposed to be moderate aerobic ride but I did not feel good- both physically(some bloating issues) and mentally (I do not want my ITB to hurt anymore). I had hard time keeping my HR over 140 although it felt like I was working hard. But I know that I was not working hard enough, because my virtual competition kicked my ass today and I did the same route on Feb 6 and did it in 1:12something whereas today I did it in 1:15something.


  1. Boy, mental state plays such a HUGE role in how we perform physically. It's a very dramatic effect. And being injured sucks. Be careful with that IT band.

  2. The title of your blog post reminds me of my blog ;)

  3. I'm sorry about your IT band :(