Sunday, October 21, 2007

Hurting!

For months, maybe since the spring, I've had a very sore muscle in the upper rear of my left thigh. not sure if it's a glute or whatever muscle is just below it, but it's not getting better and it really slows me down because it's hard to kick. I never fully warm up even after 20 or 30 minutes. I ordered one of those foam rollers- maybe it will help. I tried to do a "long slow run" today - to contrast with the shorter faster bursts. I was slow alright and did manage to do 30 straight minutes without stopping to walk, on a course with some rolling hills. But I only covered 2.33 miles in that time - nearly 13 minutes/mile. (12.87 to be precise.) (Then I ran and walked the rest of the way home, about another half mile.) I know I keep whining about being slow, but I feel like I should be able to do more after this whole season - go farther, if not faster. b

5 comments:

Duane said...

I hear the rollers are great

LBTEPA said...

"should" is a very dangerous word mate - it can lead you down the path to discouragement, overuse and injury (have you read any JOhn Bingham?)
Progress in fitness is not linear - annoying, but true. You'll get faster and you're certainly a heck of a lot stronger and more confident than you were a year ago!

The Scott Family said...

The progress will come when you least expect it. Enjoy the 'now' of being fit to run. Speed / Distance / Endurance (whatever) will come.

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

It can be hard to internalize this, but if you run simply because you can...eventually you will surprise yourself at how far and/or fast you are going. I think too many people focus on numbers and end up missing the best part about running...the joy in doing it simply because YOU CAN.

RUTH said...

Just make sure you find enjoyment in what you are doing and let the rest take care of itself.
Rx