April 1, 2008
over and out
So I did the Big Workout on Sunday, but it turned out to be a bad idea overall.
2 days later I'm still too sore to run, and often sore walking if I've been sitting a while. I still don't know exactly what's wrong, but it seems like a hip flexor (psoas) problem.
Cleveland is out. In order to even get to the starting line, I'd have to complete all the remaining Big Workouts (and there are a bunch of them) between now and then. And if each Big Workout knocks me out for 2 or 3 days afterward, well, that's just...silly.
I told Tinman what I'd decided (rather, that I'd decided he was right a couple weeks ago). He thinks I should stop all weightbearing/legspinning training for now, get some PT, and then we'll start again in the summer. This I will not do; I will not subject my 44-year-old metabolism to such a screeching halt, and finances being what they are, I will have to forgo the PT. I figure I can find some psoas rehab exercises online anyway.
Later this month there's a huge triathlon, and for several years I've run the 10k as part of a mixed masters relay team. I may still try to do St Anthony's if I'm able, since I committed to do it. But right now I want to see reduced pain for at least 3 days, then see what xtraining I can do, then add back running as I can. Oh, and not get fat.
ok, reduced-pain Day 1 will be Tomorrow, yeehaw!
Posted by joe positive at April 1, 2008 4:31 PM
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Bummer. That totally sucks and the worst is probably just that helpless feeling. When you're slow, you always have the option to just buckle down and work harder, but when you're hurt, there's not anything you can do but nothing! Keep stretching and being gentle to yourself...my heart goes out to you.
Posted by: chelle at April 1, 2008 6:50 PM
I am sad I won't be able to be able to assist you in a triumphant pr marathon performance, at least not this year and I'll just have to wait a little longer for that beer you've been supposed to buy me or the beer I was supposed to buy you--who was offering? I forget. One of these days. One of these days.
But it sounds like you have a good plan. Take care of your hip. Isn't it weird how Tinman always seems right? Every time I doubted him, I realized a few weeks later how right he was.
And I'll be cheering for you in your war against the chub. I'm waging the same battle. Damn ice cream.
Posted by: Salty at April 2, 2008 9:20 AM