My first step of the run my hip hurt. Not a scorching pain, but a warning kind of pain. I kept going to see if it would loosen up and to better assess how things are feeling. The pain eased a little bit, but I was running lopsided and awkward. And I felt out of [...]
A friend of mine wrote a race report of a race in which she did really well but had all kinds of obstacles in the lead up. At first I thought, why so angry? But I get it now. It’s an inside anger that you wouldn’t see from the outside, but the kind that steels [...]
On the way back from the Active Release Therapy appointment this morning I saw a rainbow. To me rainbows signify hope– that there’s something really beautiful on the other side of the storm. A sign of better things to come. With pre-rush hour traffic building on the road, I didn’t have a lot of time [...]
So I go to a Physical Therapist today to check out the hip problem to see if it’s terminal. Rob Schneider at Balanced Movement is great, by the way. He checked some things out and I learned the following:
1. it’s not a stress fracture or anything that can’t be fixed fairly quickly (yay!)
This Olympic distance triathlon is a beautiful race that I’ve enjoyed racing the past two years. I know some were looking to see me come back and defend the title, but I was most interested in shaking out the cobwebs after a big 3 week build in the lead up to Triathlon Nationals in a [...]
Goodness. I’m feeling a little better, but boy have I been tired this week. What have I done since Sunday? Not much. Only workout was taking it easy in a spin class and a little core work last night. That’s it. I was going to do something tonight, but again, TIRED.
And don’t think [...]
OK, I am tired. T I R E D. Three week build is done, now I rest up for Over The Mountain, race hard, then sharpen for the USA Triathlon National Age Group Championship in Kansas City. Things are looking pretty good, so I feel encouraged that I’ll race well over the next month or [...]
During the summer, the Carolina Godiva Track Club does weekly track meets at Durham Academy on Wednesday nights. Since my body can’t handle track workouts all that frequently, I like to try and come out once or twice during my final lead up to a peak race whenever it works out in my schedule. Last [...]
Somehow I’ve realized that having my hips collapse a little during the stance phase of running isn’t efficient and takes energy away from forward motion. It also turns a paw-back motion of the leg into more of a push. It’s a subtle thing, but I decided to start working on this about a month ago [...]
I did this as a training event– a good way to get in lots of yards and real life open water race experience. There was also a 5k and 800m option, but the 5k started too early in the day, so I opted for the 3k / 2k double.
Among the favorites to win the [...]