August 9, 2004
a little bit of drama
After yesterday's lovely run, I knew I had to pay.
My right leg has been sore going on two weeks now. I don't know how I hurt it, but I do know it's the peroneus longus muscle and it gets mucho tight. This morning I set out for an easy 6 but halfway down the street I knew I'd never make it. Despite my pre-run ministrations (ace bandage wrap, capsaicin muscle rub) it took 3 miles to warm up about halfway. I quit after 4.5 miles.
This afternoon I was supposed to run whatever would give me 10 for the day, but my coach suggested doing equivalent mileage on various machines at the gym. So I did 3 miles (about all I could stand) on the elliptical trainer, then got on a stairmaster for the first time ever. I did 1.5 miles on the regular kind and a mile on the kind with stairs. I wasn't quite sure what to do, but I think I'm going to regret whatever I did.
The leg feels better now that it did this morning, so I'm planning on a very easy run tomorrow morning and a lighter-than-usual track workout in the afternoon. Of course this is only if my leg doesn't fall clean off by morning.
Posted by joe positive at August 9, 2004 8:32 PM
Hello! Just stopping by to say hey, as I'm also new to this blogging thing. Where in Florida do you live? I worked for a while outside of Naples at an estuary reserve... I not-so-fondly remember coming back from pre-dawn runs slathered in sweat with dozens of mosquitoes and gnats stuck to my skin. Yum! Good luck! Meghan
Posted by: Meghan at August 10, 2004 11:58 PM
I live in Tampa, which is not quite as tropical as Naples but pretty close. We have gnats too, but they like to come out to track workouts in the late afternoon.
Working at an estuary reserve sounds like a lot of fun!
Posted by: joe positive at August 12, 2004 8:19 PM