Wow- first post and workout since Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday I was wiped out and rested, but was weird tired today still. Others in the group mentioned this, so I'm writing it off as a seasonal change thing. Definitely not age-related. And now, for a nap...
A.M.- Mobility work, targeted drills, KB circuit.
Ran 5+ miles with the pack, including 6 hard 1k intervals.
Notes: Ran for 75 minutes on the IU XC Course, first time since last Fall. I have always liked running on grass. The course has some good hills too, so there's that. I have no idea of the distance covered because I don't know the actual course, but given the time and my pace, I'm calling it 7 miles. Kicked my butt, too- running on grass takes more energy than roads.
Lots of KB moves, mostly alternating swings and get-ups. Went as heavy as I could, swings in sets of 20, get-ups done 3 each side. Managed to move up to 20K 'bell for two sets of 2 get-ups and that went well.
You appreciate a good grounding in controlled form when you go heavier, because without it trouble lurks nearby.
Today is an off day from training, but I've been very happy with the results of doing extra mobility work lately and got in a couple of sessions today. I've been doing the targeted drills Bill gave me to do, and some from the PT sessions I am still going to, plus some I learned from Brett Jones at the I-FAST KB seminar a couple of weeks ago, plus some I learned from Inside Out and Magnificent Mobility DVDs I got on a visit to I-FAST, and even some beginner entry-level 101 type Yoga moves. It's all very helpful, but the toughest is the yoga.
The result is really pretty amazing. Back in August I went to see Bill Hartman for the first time and my shoulder was in horrible shape, my upper back was also pretty stiff, and my hips weren't much better. Now, a lot of that has changed, and continues to improve. One big point Brett made to the class that specifically hit me hard was stressing the importance of mobility, which he placed in front of training for strength. When I thought about that it made sense. So, I'm staying on the mobility work, and that's just what i did today. Ball and roller work, stretching, drills, some yoga (ugh!), and a long easy walk, and I feel real good.
Ran 4.5 mile 'standard' course. Snowy and slick, but peaceful and scenic also.
Notes: End of the first week of the new routine. Ran mon/thu/sat and lifted tue/wed/fri, with Sunday off. Definitely tired on this run, but felt good and happy with this routine. Doing lots of mobility work to keep joints happy. Researching a lifting program that will fit well with running more again.