Wednesday, October 27, 2010
I take two steps forward, and one step back, but hey, that is the definition of progress, is it not?
After the past two(!) months of near-constant pain, annoyance and panic, things are starting to brighten up on the physical front. I still wake up with pain in my hip from time to time, but rest, ice, stretching and cross-training are paying dividends in the recovery department. My 3-mile tempo run was almost 6 minutes faster than it has been all summer.
Those doctors, therapists and experts - who knew they were right all along? The real test will be on Sunday when I run Highbanks to test the IT band before I register for the Buckeye 10K. I want to be able to run DOWN hills again, dang it.
Has anyone run into the problem of too many intervals? It seems like EVERY class, EVERY instructor, EVERYDAY - we're doing HIIT or pyramid training or threshold training or something designed to be super high-intensity. I can't do spinning class two days in a row because EVERY instructor is doing Tabata intervals (which is 20 seconds all-out, 10 seconds rest, in a 4-minute cycle). The lunchtime classes, aside from yoga, are nearly all "Intervals" or "Insanity" or some other version of P90x. I understand the need and popularity of these things, but the overwork that is going on when one does intervals daily - well, I know where it got ME. :-(
Guess I'll have to turn into a lone wolf and gut it out on the 'mill. Or take Zumba *shudder*
ANYWAY. I get my Omar kitty tonight! Then, the weekend will practically be here. Hope you are enjoying whatever fall-like weather you're having, wherever you are!