April finished with a 5.3 mile run after work bringing my total mileage for the month to 108 miles and my second 100+ mile in a row.
Still having some knee problems but slowly improving but a new issue (does it ever end?) is my left foot which has been a little painful since Monday. I’ve loosened up all my shoes and iced my foot. I’ll rest tomorrow and see if anything improves.
I ran at a local park that has a wood chip trail hoping a softer surface might help a little. What did help was the weather – 60F and sunny. The first time I got to wear a tank top this year. You know – sun’s out gun’s out! Although, while I was waiting at traffic lights a lady ran by wearing running tights and a fleece vest. I guess everyone feels the heat differently.
Today was a repeat of the weather and a beautiful 3.85 mile run on the trails by work. 65F and perfect.
Both of these runs were tough and I can blame that on DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). The squats I did earlier this week (and the first ones in about 5 months) were to blame. OMG – so sore and tender. But sore in my glute medius which is the muscle I need to strengthen the most. So even though I’ve been suffering most of the week it looks as though they are going to be on my workout schedule in the future.