Week 7 is in the books, and the back pain is...back.
It really was a good week as I focused on the run again. Monday morning I got 2200 yards in the pool and found time to get 4 miles outside. Tuesday was still warm, so I found 7 miles outside. Wednesday was a great chance to get back to spin class. Was not sure I would get a bike, but was glad I got one especially since I had already done 20 miles over 3 straight days. Thursday morning I got up early to get 4 miles on the treadmill. Friday was a welcome rest day in prep for the long run on Saturday! 14 mph winds, 14 degrees, and 14 miles! Surprisingly I felt pretty good considering the conditions. Unfortunately, I was freezing when I got home, and opted to hide under the covers. Probably should have cooled down more with a longer walk and some light stretching. Within a couple hours I could barely walk! I thought walking around Sams club would help, but that wasn't the case. In fact, it probably made it worse. A muscle relaxer and a good night sleep was once again the magic cure. I finished the training week with an hour on the bike trainer.
Total time 7 hours 23 minutes - 61.52 miles!