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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!
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    2674 days ago
  • MAGIK0731
    Careful sweetie!! I admire your dedication but don't hurt yourself in the process. :o) Are you aiming for a spot on the Wheaties box? hehe
    2674 days ago
    Glad to hear that things are starting to turn sunny side up.

    I've been getting PT for my piriformis and it's amazing how much better it's getting through some stretching.

    Hope we can tackle the Buckeye 10K together.
    2674 days ago
    Pushing yourself is one thing.....hurting yourself is another!
    Everyone approaches goals from different points, back down a notch, get comfortable then push it up again. I can't cycle two days either, somedays I can't even get through one session. But I am making progress. emoticon
    2675 days ago
    I am an independent exerciser so I only get HIIT when I want to get HIIT.

    Glad to hear you are feeling better. Fingers crossed for continued progress...
    2675 days ago
    2675 days ago
    Perhaps it's time for some workout YOU time. No teachers, no intervals.

    Feel better soon!!! emoticon

    And Omar kitty? Are you getting a real kitty? emoticon
    2675 days ago
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