December 27, 2005
My left hamstring has been mostly quiet since last week when I saw the massage therapist. But I had a nice hard run Thursday and then there was that rainy windy slog in the hills Sunday...this morning I had no track scheduled so I decided to do road repeats - 2x3min, 2x2min, 3x1min, 1x2min, 1x1min - and during that last 2min the hamstring started to hurt. Idiot that I am, I did one more 1-minute-hard (just to make sure it still hurt, I guess), then cooled down, went to phone, and booked the last open appointment my massage therapist had this week.
At the appointment this afternoon she (very painfully) got just about all of the spasm out, but she told me that after last week's appointment she should have told me not to run for a few days. To make up for the omission, she told me this afternoon not to run for 4 or 5 days, to give the hamstring time to knit back together before I started tearing at it again. As much of a mileage junkie as I am, I'm inclined to follow her advice, at least partially - maybe run very easy for a few days and supplement with the elliptical. It's tempting to say screw it, what does she know and keep on with the 80something mpw, but I've been here before: 12 or 13 weeks from a goal race, feeling the beginnings of an injury, and ignoring it, only to admit defeat days before the goal race. We'll see.
Apart from the kind of shitty news from the massage therapist, it's been kind of a shitty day. I wasted all morning on a bizarro production problem we could not have predicted in a zillion years (the solution was something we wouldn't have thought of in 2 zillion years); I failed my certified-DBA practice exam again; a friend's dog died.
Posted by joe positive at December 27, 2005 7:49 PM