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Monday, February 12, 2018

Weekly Review: More Cross Training

Showshoeing in Big Sky

Hola! I'm joining Hoho Runs and Taking the Long Way Home's Weekly Wrap linkup. Be sure to visit the hosts if you haven't already! 

February 5-11
Monday:  TRIBE + 3.3 miles
Tuesday:  3 miles
Wednesday: TRIBE + 2.5 miles
Thursday: Rest
Friday: Rest
Saturday: 4.1 miles snowshoeing
Sunday: 8.1 miles bike

On Monday I went to my hour long TRIBE class, did my PT stretches, and followed it up with a short run on the treadmill. I don't remember much... but the run wasn't too bad!

(This is from Saturday)

We got a bunch of snow on Tuesday, so I went outside and ran for 30 minutes with my Yaktrax. I had a little knee pain, but I'm not sure if it was from this run or my longer run last Sunday.

Boo hoo:
Went back to TRIBE on Wednesday and we had a ton of straight crawls and cubs (same side hand/foot move together). It was a tough class, but I had some energy and headed to the treadmill for my first speedwork in a while. I had 9 x 400 at 10k pace and it started out ok, but around mile 2 my knee hurt A LOT. At 2.5 it was so painful I had to stop. The pain was in the kneecap and I wasn't sure if I should power through so I stopped to be safe. It sucked.

I took off Thursday and Friday because of my knee. I may have done my PT stretches, but my focus shifted to work. I saw Peter Rabbit midday Friday after I finished my work. It was funny, but I'll admit I saw it for one of my favorite actors vs a love of Peter Rabbit or animated movies.

Saturday's adventure

On Saturday we went to Big Sky to take advantage of a free night's stay in a condo (someone had the whole week and left a day early). We went out for lunch (and beer), then went snowshoeing on a trail I tried to run last summer. I felt really strong on the uphill (7,900-8,600ft). I thought it was because I was snowshoeing and not running, but Alex was struggling to keep up/breathe, so I think it means I'm in better shape! (TOO BAD I CAN'T RUN.) He was so much faster on the downhill, which was harder for me because of my squirrely ankle and knee. I had some sharp knee pains a few times, but for the most part my legs felt good. We went out for more beer (and cribbage), then watched the Olympics and turned in early-ish at the condo. Lovely mini vacation!

Afterwards. The sun was warm!
On Sunday we drove home and went shopping (so many great deals at Kohls!), then out to lunch. Afterwards we hit the gym. I thought about running, but my knee still hurt at certain angles so I did my PT stretches and went for a 30-minute ride on the stationary bike while watching the luge on the Olympics. I maintained a quick pace (16-17mph) and it didn't hurt my knee. Hooray!

Spoiler alert for next week's recap: I ran today and my knee hurt at first, but the pain stopped about a half mile in when I adjusted on my gait. It still hurts a little bit at certain angles, but I feel like if I keep up with my core and glute work I'll finally be "healed."

.... Right?

Are you watching The Olympics?
See any good movies lately? (new or old)


  1. Looks like a great week! That snowshoeing looks like fun. Its good to hear that your knee has been improving!

  2. I really want to get up to Beehive Basin sometime soon. I've still never been!

  3. I'd love to try snowshoeing! Gorgeous scenery for you!

    Thanks for linking! Have a great week.

  4. How cool you got a mini vacay and just look at you show shoeing in a tank top! Your pictures are gorgeous and you're making me want to go snow skiing. I hope your knee is better so you can enjoy running since you are now acclimated to the altitude! Thanks for linking.


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