Although ITB felt ok, no lingering weird sensations, ok, I felt it once, I decided not to run today. Why push it, right? Maybe it would have been fine but I was scared to try. I will do few miles tomorrow.
So it seems that multiple 40miles weeks and few runs on hard surface (road and ice) and here we go again.
I wonder whether ITB would have started protesting if I have not run that tempo on a road on Wednesday and have not run few runs on ice. That would mean that it is totally mileage related. Now I cannot be sure.
Since I started running exclusively on softer surface in August, I have had only few ITB issues- one huge one was after I ran 5k race on a road and together with warm up and cool down did around 9miles on a road.
But on the other hand, my mileage back then was lower-
August 13, 17, 24, 22 miles/week
Sept 27, 29, 29, 27, 35 miles/week
Oct 39, 33, 35, 26 miles/week
Nov 22, 25, 21, 28
Dec 27, 24, 26, 5
So I am just not able to determine whether it is mileage or surface induced.
I always do low mileage and trail runnig- no ITB problem.
Then I do few 40ish miles week and I ran on a road- and ITB starts protesting.
Why did I choose to run on road in the middle of a 40+ miles week? I am an idiot.
Lets just say for now that it is a combination.
And therefore I might never be a marathoner. Because who can run a 3hour marathon with 30miles/week training? Hm, ok, I have not tried it but I am 100% positive that I cannot do that:) (And I am not even sure whether I can do that running 100miles/week neither:)) And I would have to run that marathon on road, which I might be able to do but then I would not be able to walk for few months.
But I am staying positive and believe that this ITB thing will completely disappear this or next year if I do thing wisely.
I do not think that Thursday's ITB lingering is anything serious, few days off and I will be like new.
It has been raining since last night and I was thrilled that the water will melt all the snow but it started snowing this afternoon. Damn it! The trail will be horrible again!
I only biked today- 2h20min, did the route on the bike, no TV, no mp3. It is a good thing that I don't get bored biking/running/swimming. Never. It is always exciting:)
It is amazing how much I eat. I know that people eat huge quantities of food when in training, but I think that I eat more than other people:) But I am 6' so I need to eat more than a 5'6" person, right? I try to eat good food but sometimes I eat junk, for example today I ate some tortilla chips (like 3/4 of a bag, which is around 7 servings) with canned refried beans (I had no idea what it was but it was on sale and I thought that beans have protein so it should be good for me, plus it was organic).