let’s start with a hip update, shall we?
my hip – dare i say it – is significantly better! no pain and i am running without compression shorts. tuesday night, my workout with my coach consisted of strides at the track while another girlie he trains did a 2 mile time trial. i picked my pace up by a good minute on the “easy” run to the track and had no problems. Then i was even able to do most of the running drills prior to doing strides – including being able to raise and hold my left knee to my chest without any pain.
i was unable to do this up until about a few weeks ago.
tonight will be more of a test since i have 4 miles planned for a medium long run. i should mention that the area isn’t ache free – there is still a sensation in the hip flexor area but it’s feeling a million times better.
i pushed myself on tuesday and was pleasantly surprised at how well i did. i ran a faster pace getting to the track (granted it was to keep up with one of my pals), ran strong strides and only wanted to vomit three times. i am stoked about my new coach and the fact that he is going to make me fast (because he told me so) and that my training schedule is packed. this is exactly what i have wanted. it is a tad daunting but i am not one to be afraid of much. (that’s both a blessing and a curse. you know – like a super hero).
tuesday night after our quality workout i had core work including medicine ball type tomfoolery. (“floor slams” – because i want an enormous weighted ball flying up at my face) – i wasnt sore yesterday but i am today. i hurt bending over, coughing, sitting up straight, slouching over, and twisting to answer the phone. i’m severely weak in the old core area so while it’s welcomed, needed and will even help in my hip flexor situation — this is all going to ache in a bad, bad way. throw in close to two minutes of planks and other mid evil torture type exercises and you’ve got yourself a whole package of hurt.
(i’d much rather have this expensive package of non-hurt)
i finished a time consuming project at work yesterday so last night I treated myself to wine and skittles.
(you guys, i’m so classy)