Remember when I used to run a lot? Remember when 5 or 6 days a week was the norm for me?
Yeah, those days ended in September and I’m having a really hard time getting back on the horse. I’m completely over the bronchitis (thank goodness) and my hip is mostly back to normal. But I’m struggling with getting back in the habit of running. And I actually think that not running is making running harder.
Every time I run, I feel like my body has to figure out running all over again. I feel like I’m always running on tired legs and can never get in a rhythm. I feel like I’m always in need of a rest day and I haven’t run more than 3 days in a week in way too long.
I think my problem is that my legs are missing their recovery runs. My body seems to thrive on running frequently. Even on tired and stiff days, when I’m running regularly, I seem to loosen up faster than I have been lately, despite having way too intimate a relationship with my foam roller and my Addaday roller. (Seriously, I sometimes feel like I need to buy it a drink first…)
So here we go – #RWRunStreak 2015 is about to commence!
To help me with the streak, I’ve downloaded Runner’s Worlds new App, RWGo. It’s a new app from Runner’s World to help you track your runs. It also includes various plans you can use – including one for the streak, although I did not get the app in time for that one. So, instead, I chose a plan that’s supposed to help me get to a sub-2 half marathon. Hmmm…
It’s still a very new app and it’s only available for iPhones at this point, but it has promise. I particularly love the commentary about what to wear for the weather and I love that it adjusts its recommendations based on how hard you plan to run and whether you prefer to feel warm or cold on the run.
Who’s in for the Streak with me? Here are some tips to streak safely. You know you want to join me as I try to feel like a runner again.