May 10, 2008
trying to be patient
When I started back running 4 weeks ago, all I wanted was for my hip to feel normal again. I did all the right things, or so I thought - started off slow, crosstrained like a fiend, did the whole stupid listen-to-your-body thing and backed off at any sign of reinjury. And I was able to run the 10k in the tri relay. I ran a pretty crappy time, but I was running, and I felt I had nowhere to go but forward, or up, or whatever.
During the past week, though, my pace has slowed quite a bit due to increased mileage and the early arrival of summerlike weather. As if this weren't depressing enough, I have injured myself again, this time messing up the extensor muscles in my right leg, resulting in tendinitis in my foot which hurts like crazy to put weight on. This morning after a bit of "hard" running that was depressingly close to marathon pace, I set out for a cooldown and realized after about 50m that I couldn't go on. And I wanted to get 12 miles tomorrow! Crap.
Since it's Saturday and I had little else to do, I was able to ice all day and take lots of advil and work on the muscles to try and loosen them, but I'm still depressed as hell. As slow as I have become after only a few weeks of downtime, I really don't need another injury right now. (Well, really, who ever does need an injury?). I knew as soon as I signed up for Akron that the running gods would consider me a moving target. And, it seems, they do.
Meanwhile, my left hip is Just Fine.
Posted by joe positive at May 10, 2008 6:46 PM
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after an almost injury-free last 5 years, i have tweaked my left achilles.
I was so injury free i was sort of wondering if it was normal...
my best thoughts for you.
Posted by: corrado giambalvo at May 11, 2008 1:00 PM