Tried going for a walk-run today. I warmed up for 1 km and then ran about 60-100 meters before my shins started hurting and I had to stop. Again. I guess I'm nowhere close to getting back to running yet. Feels crappy and annoying.

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Since this blog is written for myself only, I don't really need to make this post. But for the few people who check in here every now and then: I have hurt my neck and back this weekend so I'm taking a break until it feels better. That's why I haven't worked out in a few days. :)

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I sweat like crazy during these sessions. I decided to do tomorrow's session today. Don't think it'll be too much of an issue haha. But of course I couldn't stay away from the treadmill. Started with 10 minutes on the bike, then walked/ran 10 minutes (about 10 min/km and 7.30 min/km), but it didn't feel good at all. I feel like I'll never get back to running at this pace... It feels pretty hopeless. Fucking legs.

And then I ended the session with 25 minutes legs/butt. I can honestly say that I hate it now haha. I kinda enjoyed it last week but now I just 100% hate it. I hate not being able to run. I hate that what I'm doing doesn't seem to be helping at all. I hate all the stupid advice I get, as if I'm not aware of what's wrong already. UGH.

July Summary

Here's a little summary of last months training, considering that the last week or so was during my no-running weeks... and of course the 73 km is including biking and cross training etc.

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This is getting pretty boring right about now. 1 out of 3 session done on week 2 of "rehab strengthening workouts". It was core time again, and I can't be 100% sure but I think it's the most boring of all three sessions haha. I feel very negative right now but that's only 'cause I want to get back to running! I don't want to be doing this stuff.

But I guess I just have to suck it up and have some faith in the fact that these weeks will make my running better. Maybe. I don't know. All I can think about is how I can cheat my way out of having to do this for 2 more weeks hehe. STOP IT BRAIN!

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Daym these strengthening sessions are tough. Sweat is dripping all over! They don't sound so bad on paper, but since there's no rest between the different sets in the "big" set and only 3 minutes between the three big sets... it's tough indeed.

I've been doing a 10 minute warm up on the bike before starting and then I do the "main workout" (today squats with weights) followed by the circle training. It consists of 7 different exercises, 12 reps on each and all of it x3.

I have understood that my knee muscles are extremely weak but today it was even more obvious haha. When doing the one-legged clock jumps my knees were wiggling at least 10-15 cm left and right with every jump! I really had to try extremely hard and focus 110% to land on a stable knee... since that's the entire point of the exercise. It's frustrating but hopefully it'll get better.

So the first week of my strengthening work is done now. Not that there's ever an end to it really, but in two weeks I will try to start running again. I feel like this will help out a lot.

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Another strengthening session done + 15 minute warm up on the bike. It was pretty tough, sweat was dripping from my forehead and body and I wasn't even using any weights. I really hope that doing this for a few weeks will improve my overall strength and help me stay away from injury as much as possible! And I will definitely incorporate these routines into my regular weekly schedule going forth.

I also tried out the Urbanears Stadium wireless fitness headphones (wow that's a long "name"). They sent a pair to me after I expressed less than satisfaction over my new Jaybird X3's. I must say that these were way more comfortable, had better sound overall and actually stayed in my ears. However I'm sure the Jaybirds work fine for a lot of people, I just did not like them for my ears... and since I'm used to a lot of sound cancelling in my headphones I didn't like how much they let through. So as of right now I definitely recommend the Urbanears pair!

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