March 22, 2008
First of all, to everyone who's offered me advice about biking and saving my hands and arms: thanks. The whole idea of keeping weight on my pedals has been really helpful. I know I should probably get the bike set up properly, but it's my husband's bike (even though he doesn't ride it) and may just be too big for me anyway. I might get some gloves if I can get to 18+ miles a week and make a habit of it.
Second: I've been sitting on an injury for the past two weeks. Literally sitting on it - seems like a very tight adductor magnus, with glut max involved as well. Either that, or a femoral neck stress fracture. Since I have no health insurance, we will just have to go with Dr Joe Positive's X-ray Eyes and Intrinsic-MRI-Sense. Anyway, I first noticed it the week before the race, but since it flared with hard effort and calmed with rest, I didn't think anything of it. After the race it hurt, but I expected that. I didn't expect it to linger through this mostly-easy-running week, and I really didn't expect that yesterday's slightly-faster run would leave me feeling so much crappier today. It hurts to walk. It hurts less to run, and even less to run fast, but I don't think that means I should run fast all the time. I have a Big Workout scheduled for tomorrow - an easy hour followed by 5 miles of HM-paced intervals - and at this point I'm really not sure how to go about it. I had planned an Easter morning run+breakfast with some friends up in the hills north of here, with the HM stuff worked into the uphills somehow, but now I think I should stay here in case I need to quit. And I wouldn't want to slow anyone down.
Posted by joe positive at March 22, 2008 4:35 PM
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