10 miles + 1, fasted mile ever documented, injury?
Posted May 11 2012 4:47pm
Okay. I did something stupid. I added a mile to my normal Sunday run (not stupid), I did mile repeats on Tuesday (not stupid), I might be injured (stupid). Those mile repeats did it I think. I took two days off of running and cross-trained on the elip and ran today. And it was okay… until mile 5… when I was nice and far away.
What is wrong? Here goes. The muscle in my upper right butt cheek is really tight and my hip hurts. Self diagnose with: Piriformis Syndrome. I don’t exactly have health insurance (or a job with income) soooo self-diagnosing is what it will be right now. I am working on un knotting my tight-ass. I use a tennis ball and roll around on the floor and up against the wall. My plan was to start training for the Chicago marathon in a month. Poop. Panic. So I am going to do something needed, I think. I am going to pre-marathon training taper. According to how I feel, I am going to ONLY run 7 miles, 3 times a week. No hills, no speed work. I will use the elliptical to do intervals and inclines. Unless it hurts. Frick! Stupid, STUPID self!!!
But pre-”i word” (I don’t want to say it…) I had two great runs.
Sunday 10 + 1
Really, really awesome mile repeats. Now, 7:19 is probably the fastest mile I’ve ever run. Mile 2 and mile 4 were my speed miles. But the rest of my miles were awesome too. During the run I felt GREAT so I pushed myself. Nothing hurt until later that afternoon. Silly body.
Honestly, I am really beating myself up about getting hurtish. I feel silly. I’ve been doing this long enough. I pushed myself too hard. Lesson learned.
What do I do? Anyone else have Piriformis Syndrome? Help!!! How do I ice it? I can ice my hip but what about my butt?? That is a silly question. What about heat?
I hope everyone else is having a great Friday. I am crabby about my body and about some pending job-related stuff. Time to snap out of it!!!