Here's what I was up to during the down week...
Sunday (March 8) - 8 miles (slow) on the mill very late in the day (60:00). Very uncomfortable w/ leg very sore.
Monday (March 9) - 6.2 miles (snowmobile trails) (49:50). Still very tight/sore. Stayed flat and soft on the trails.
Tuesday (March 10) - 10 miles (roads) (65:05). Still very tight/sore. Ran a hilly loop and really worked this one to try to shake loose but it probably made things worse.
Wednesday (March 11) - 10 miles (roads) (1:11:23). Still very tight/sore. Went flat and easy on the roads. Both calfs actually sore this time.
Thursday (March 12) - 6 miles (mill) (45:00). Same deal. Manageable but hamstring is the main issue right now. Very easy run on the mill to avoid a day off...but backing way off.
Friday (March 13) - 5 miles (roads) (35:17). Still not the best but getting through runs to at least get some work in and not sit on my backside. Backing off and trying to give the body time to bounce back. Still up until today, toying with trying to do a race in the morning.Saturday (March 14) - 5 miles (mill) (40:00). Got up early to test out the legs and maybe head down to a race but it was a good decision to stay put. Waited until very late in the day and ran a VERY easy short run on the mill.
Sunday (March 15) - 5 miles (mill) (40:00). Same deal as yesterday. Waited until the end of the day and jogged on the mill. Took this week as a down / rest week in between the snowshoe and road season. Had to convince myself to stop obsessing over numbers and just do right by my body and let it heal.
47.2 miles for the down week but no days off. Actually got outside a couple times so by proxy, I got over 1800ft of gain for just going down the street from my house. Looking forward to the spring for sure. Right now the temps are low, the snow is still occasionally flying, the wind is howling, and my hamstring is still an issue but it's a lot better than it was a week ago...and I've been doing all the necessary things (short of taking time completely off) and I think the more I get outside and run the roads / trails, the sooner this will go away.