- Wearing my hair in a braid. I am enjoying the fact that my ponytail isn't constantly hitting my back or sides of my head. I might even get adventurous and try two braids.
- Using the foam roller before and after each run (and sometimes during). In the past I just used it after. Since my knees still bother me off and on, this is part of my effort to stay injury free.
- Covering the display on the treadmill when I run (except during speedwork). The time and distance seem to go much faster now.
1/2 mile warm-up
4 x 400m @ 2:09 with 400m recovery
1 x 400m @ 2:00
1/2 mile cool down
Speedwork is another reason the treadmill isn't so bad. I can actually run my last 400m faster than the others because the treadmill doesn't let me slack off.
I normally like to take a day off or crosstrain between runnning days (another effort to stay injury free), but my littlest midge is getting tubes in her ears tomorrow so I didn't want to have to think about or plan on doing anything else. I know getting tubes is supposedly "not a big deal," but it is surgery and when it's your baby it becomes a big deal.
Happy Wednesday and happy running!!