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A pain in the butt!


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

I got out and ran last night! I ran 9.4 miles and averaged 10 minute miles. I was quite happy with that.

However, today I am sore. I literally have a pain in the butt. Ok right under my butt, but I'm still sore. I'm also a little sore in the knees. I really don't know why. I haven't been running too much.

Maybe I need to get back on a better schedule to keep my muscles loose. Maybe I need to stretch everyday. Maybe all the years of riding and training horses is catching up with me. I'm not sure.

I am sure of one thing. I have 5 more 1/2 marathons, 2 more 10K's and 1 more 5K to run this year. I've already signed up for the big ones. I may not set new personal records, but I have set my goals and I will achieve them.

I won't let a pain in the butt stop me! emoticon

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JAMARIEHICKEY 6/10/2014 9:13PM

    Wooohooo!! Good for you! :)

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ALICIA363 6/10/2014 8:09PM

    That's the spirit! Don't let the pain in the butt stop you, but do make modifications to make things better... why is the analogy to teaching in the forefront of my mind ...
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MEXGAL1 6/10/2014 5:07PM

    good for you to get such a nice run.
sorry for the soreness....yep maybe more often would keep the muscles at bay. maybe smaller runs to just keep it all going.

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KONRAD695 6/10/2014 4:50PM

    I've had the same problems in the past. Take a few extra days off, and my body gets weird. Most of the time it clears soon. It always seem to go away after the next big workout/race. Good Luck!

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JESS0107 6/10/2014 9:56AM

    emoticon Keep up the good work and that pain in the butt will go away!!

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MILLEDGE2 6/10/2014 9:55AM

    Gently stretching, especially if you can pause and do it once or twice in the run, can ease that! Good luck!

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LESLIELENORE 6/10/2014 9:51AM

    emoticon Yes, stretching more might be beneficial.

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JANTHEBLONDE 6/10/2014 9:28AM

    OMG! You rock girlfriend! Wow! 9.4 miles and average 10 minutes a mile... You are awesome! I hope you have a great day! (I hope your butt feels better)
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KANOE10 6/10/2014 8:54AM

    I hope you feel better. It is always hard when you have an unexpected pain develop. Sometimes I get a back pain and I can't figure out what caused it.

Hang in there. You are going to have such fun with all of your events!

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BIGPAWSUP 6/10/2014 8:33AM

    Sounds like you have what I call baseball butt (feels like a knot about the size of a baseball). I've found I get that when I don't warm up or cool down properly.

Hope it goes away quickly.

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TORTISE110 6/10/2014 8:05AM

    Stretch came to mine. Also sitting on ice. Really!

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MIRAGE727 6/10/2014 7:47AM

    Focus on the best ways for continued race training. Overtraining can damage.At the same time, taking too much time off from training can take away what you've led up to in training. These are just two articles that might help. Stay strong, Girl!
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http://runnersconnect.net/r
unning-training-articles/how-lo
ng-does-it-take-to-lose-your-ru
nning-fitness/

http://ww
w.runnersworld.com/race-trainin
g/always-ready-race?page=single


http://running.competit
or.com/2014/01/training/running
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SPINNINGJW 6/10/2014 7:46AM

    I would say stretch more. I will admit to having trouble with this though, it is difficult to slow down and do it, but it is very important to keep your muscles limber.

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ONEKIDSMOM 6/10/2014 7:42AM

    Hmmmm... pains... the first thought that popped to mind was "stretch". The second was your heavy racing schedule. I read something yesterday, I think it was, or maybe even Sunday that stuck in my brain. It was a recommendation on tips to avoid injury, and one of them was after a race, you should wait the number of weeks that the race was in miles before resuming heavy training. Made me sit up and think.

So definitely it would imply train "light" between your big events! Take care of you. Maybe cross-train more, run less in between?

Anyway, that's just two cents from my corner of the world. Don't take it as gospel... use what works for you! And spark on and stay healthy. emoticon

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