I've been out of the running game since January, thanks to a grumpy and injured IT band (this is the muscle that runs along the outside of the thigh). On March 1st, I went to see my orthopedic doctor, and he referred me to a licensed ART (Active Release Technique) practitioner. You can read more about ART HERE. So far I've had 4 treatments and the difference is amazing! I'm now running painfree, and although I can't run much in the way of mileage yet, I'm thrilled. Just in time for nicer weather, too.
This time of year, I typically slack off on the weights and cross-training to start focusing more on my running. I usually try to start going to the track once a week, and I tend to run 80-100 miles a month. I'm far from this goal at this point, but I am starting to feel more hopeful that I may at least get in some smaller late spring races.
Weightlifting x 5
Ab/Core Work x 8
Running = 37 miles
Far from a stellar month, but I'm happy to see some running back in the mix. Hopefully April will be even better. Also, for core work I added a new DVD to my mix of torture devices. This one is thanks to a recommendation from The Texan. It will make your core suffer oh so good: