Half Marathon Training: Day 38

Thank you Kansas, for another thunderstorm at 2 in the morning and another ridiculously humid day! I am so so so so soooo ready for cold fall runs…

Jeez I whine a lot haha. Anyway, you know the saying “bad days build better days”? I’ve definitely experienced that this week. Yesterday was a terrible day for me. I was tired, sore, the humidity made me want to die, and my easy 3 miler took me 45 minutes because I did so much walking. Today on the other hand, I felt pretty good! My interval workout went super well despite the humidity and I ran my fastest 5k on this particular watch, so it’s not technically a PR, but it’s still pretty exciting. 🙂

Processed with Rookie Cam

Near the end of my run I saw a cop driving to the civics center, and I usually do I smiled and waved as we passed each other. We ended up seeing each other again as he was leaving the civics center and I was walking past on my way back home. So he stopped, fist bumped me and told me I did a great job. This is why you should be friendly with your local law enforcement! In my experience, they are usually really friendly and appreciate being acknowledged. Plus, in a local race there’s good possibility that they will be out there directing traffic and keeping your ass safe while you’re running the course. So be kind to your local police officers! Most of them are out there doing the best that they can to keep your community safe.

So I had a pretty good morning! I stretched after my run, then had a yummy protein shake (1 frozen banana, 1 cup soy milk, and 1 scoop chocolate whey protein) and did a little bit of weeding in the garden while I drank that. Look at me actually doing recovery activities after my workouts!

Oh and I’m totally ignoring the fact that I’ve been having little twinges of pain in my left knee and shin. The knee pain is probably just because of all the rain we’ve been having. Haha that’s right, rain makes my slightly messed up knee hurt. I’m old like that. 😉 As you may or may not remember, I’ve had a lot of problems with this shin before, so I’m foam rolling like crazy and basically living in my compression socks. Hopefully I’ll be able to keep this from becoming a problem again, but I guess I’ll have to wait and see, and keep up with all my recovery stuff. I think that was half of my problem last time I had this problem.

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I need better compression socks. This pair gives me terrible blisters if I wear them while I run, but I guess that’s what you get when you go the cheap route…

Anyways, I’m off to do some hip strengthening! I need to keep up with that as well (and I have been for the most part), I don’t want to have to deal with an injured hip again either.

Only 23 days until the first day of fall, but who’s counting?! 😉

~ Ashley

 

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6 thoughts on “Half Marathon Training: Day 38

    1. Ashley Dailey Post author

      I do not, although I probably should. I typically only foam roll when my legs are feeling super tight and even then I don’t do it right after running, I tend to do it in the evening while watching tv lol. 🙂

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      1. Tammi Lewis

        Ok thanks. My legs were a little tired and sore yesterday evening after my run I was out about an hour. And I thought I probably should have had one and I would have felt better 😊

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      2. Ashley Dailey Post author

        I mean, I can’t say for sure, but you probably would have! My legs always feel better after I foam roll, and that typically makes running the next day easier, as they usually aren’t as sore or tired the next day.

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  1. TrekkieLianne

    I have yet to try compression socks that go up to the knee. I use the ankle one regularly for my Achilles tendonitis but only after I run. What benefit have you noticed from the longer ones? And don’t you just YEARN for cooler running weather?! Cool, not cold, is the best!

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    1. Ashley Dailey Post author

      My calves definitely feel less sore/tired the day after! Plus they really seemed to help my shin splint issue last year. YES!! Well, I like the cold though. A lot lol. My favorite running temperature is around 30 degrees lol.

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