I mentioned yesterday that my ITB perked up near the end of my run on Sunday. I'm still trying to find balance between strength training and running, and I may have been slacking on strength training. After my run in the morning, and getting my flu shot, and finishing errands, I did 4 strength training exercises, and my glutes were so tired, especially my right side. I was doing a series on my side, on the floor, with a clam shell, leg lifts, forward motion, and leg circles, and my right glute was protesting pretty quickly. I'm re-evaluating my schedule, and I think I need to start strength training after my runs during the week. I'll rest after my weekend run.
When I started running again this fall, I was just running, heading home to foam roll, stretch and ice. It's what I've always done after a run, and nothing after. Now I realize I should still be strength training after those runs to keep on challenging my stability. It doesn't have to be a big strength session, but maybe 4 or 5 easier exercises that focuses on my hips and glutes to keep them firing. I have so many exercises to choose from, so I won't run out of ideas, but I don't think I've been doing enough to help my legs now that I'm outside again. I know part of this is getting used to outside, but Sunday was a wake up call. The 3.5 pain free miles was great, but I was reminded I still have work to do.
Tuesdays on the Run with Patty, Erika, and Marcia.