A rough start to the week with the long (2000 miles) drive from Rhode Island to Palmer Lake pulling a big trailer. On the way out, I did a token run in Indiana, where I'd never run before. On the way back, I did the same in PA. All the other states we drove through I had run in before.
Desperate times call for desperate measures, so I started using DMSO on my hamstring this Thursday. No change yet but I will do a complete write-up on the merits of DMSO later this week.
On a related note, I just can't seem to run any faster than 6:45 pace w/o really aggravating the hamstring, so I will be altering my training a bit from here on out. I may end up running a bit more mileage to make up for the lack of my usual quality runs.
Mon 10/29 – 5:00 in PA (while driving home from Rhode Island)
Tue 10/30 – 0 (driving home still)
Wed 10/31 – 30:00 slow on treadmill
Thu 11/1 – 0 busy with work, getting caught up on stuff at home
Fri 11/2 – AM 45:00 Santa Fe trail. PM 1:00:00 Palmer Lake loops
Sat 11/3 – 1:37:00 rolling, Greenland Open Space (6:45-7:00 pace)
Sun 11/4 – 2:32:30 – 24 loops (20 miles exactly) around Palmer Lake. Mixed in walking. Windy but felt easy other than tight hamstring. 7:37 pace.
Week – 6:30:00 / 52 miles