Yesterday Cindy and I hit the track for a run.  We covered 12 laps which worked out to be almost exactly 5k in distance because we ran in the middle lanes.  It was the furthest distance I have run since my IT problems kicked up earlier in the year.  I can’t get away from the mild ITB related pain in my right hip and knee that I feel for the first 2-3 laps around the track.  I never get a point in the run I feel good, I am constantly just counting laps, looking forward to the end. It feels impossible at this point that I used to push this body over 13.1 miles of running a few years ago.

Our pace was something in the mid 9’s which wasn’t bad considering how windy it was, smacking us in the face for half of every lap.  The best thing I can say about the recent runs are I have not had serious repercussions afterward.  My legs feel fine today, good enough to allow me to do lower body resistance training today.

I wound up doing legs instead of my normal Monday chest work because my benching buddy was unavailable.  We agreed to push iron tomorrow instead.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

Cybex squat press – 225lbs x 10, 315lbs x 10, 405lbs x 10, 495lbs x 8, 585lbs x 3

Seated leg extension – 115lbs x 10, 130lbs x 8, 160lbs x 5

Prone leg curl – 90lbs x 10, 110lbs x 8, 130lbs x 5

Standing calf raise – 205lbs x 10, 250lbs x 8, 295lbs x 6