Monday, April 29, 2013
Good news is I ran 3 miles this evening with no real pain and just the hint of soreness in my left glute muscle. I didn't push speed, but ran comfortably at about 9 and a half minute per mile pace.
The not so good news is that my running coach says this type of injury is very slow healing. I suggested after my race on May 11th that perhaps I should take some months off. She said she didn't think it would heal any faster if I didn't run. What she recommended is after the race take off one week totally, do two weeks of cross training only, and then resume running. However, she said to avoid hills and incline on the treadmill, and don't push speed until healed. I am to use the foam roller daily.
So I expect to run the Mayfaire 5K, but I don't expect a stellar performance. But to be able to run is a great joy. And even taking off a few days has helped me to appreciate it even more!