The plan for this week:
- 20 mile run this past Saturday
- Take 3 rest days because I wouldn't have time for the gym
- Run 3 days
How this week really went
- Ran 20 miles Saturday
- 3 exhausting days off
- Run 4 miles one time
- Wake up with awful, horrible right superior IT Band pain :(
...who knows from here
I do think it's just a tight and irritated IT band because the pain temporarily subsides with some good stretching. I am on the move all day at work though, and I can't just stop and stretch whenever I want to... as much as I'd like to. I have no reason to push things now though, despite having just signed up for a half-marathon that is a little more than a week away. The countdown to the Pittsburgh Marathon is getting shorter, and that's the main focus.
The worst part of this little training hiccup? I need to run so badly this week. It's been one of those weeks where the weekend just can't come fast enough. I'm annoyed and frustrated, and I want nothing more than to run it out and sweat it out.