Wow, that is not an inspiring title for a post.
I am 22 days away from my Half Marathon.
I’ve been running pretty well, especially considering that I was out completely for almost six months and did not start any sort of running, much less training, until December.
I’ve been doing great and working really well with my gym trainer, but I do seem to keep getting minor strains. So, I have decided for 22 days, I will do NOTHING NEW, or different at the gym.
Every time I cahnge something up, I end up having some sort of pain. Lucky me, it has been fairly minor. I ran the little 5K race last weekend, and ran on the cobblestones…which aggravated my lower leg and took a few days to heal, interrupting my gym training. No big deal, but it slowed me up. SO we decided no racing for no reason until after the Half.
Yesterday, I did something called the “Billy Goat Walk”
Essentially you Jack up the incline on the treadmill, and walk/jog for as long as you can. It really burns calories, and I thought it would give me some help with hills.
Well. I had been told to avoid Deep hip flexion. I remembered this today. My surgical hip flexor is really inflamed, and sore. I can walk normally, and it would appear that I could jog normally, but to lift my knee to my chest or to lift and then twist my foot round, like say this:
I feel a whole lot of soreness. So…no running today none at all. It’s alright, as this week is a step back, or resting week in my training. I am just overly irritated that something as silly as Walking on a treadmill would cause my entire hip area to be so painful.
I have compression on the area, and am icing it. I expect from the way it feels it should be better by the end of the week if not sooner. I definitely do not want to go to the Doctor for this, as I am afraid he may decide I need more Physical Therapy! WHile I liked my PT, I really do not want to go down that road again.
So NOTHING NEW. I want to make it to race day with two solid pins to run on….