I've run three times since my last post. I have to say, I really like the EVOs, despite the pain they cause. I've hobbled down the stairs for a couple of days due to sore calves. I had to put a liniment on them and everything. But it's all good. I ran in them again last night, and my calves feel fine today. Maybe they're quick learners. On Saturday, I gave my calves a break and ran 3mi in my old bricks. Talk about being aggravated. It was probably a bad run in general, but the bricks didn't help. I know I'm coming back from a long break, but I just felt so slow. It took so much effort to maintain a pace that was once easy. But it's to be expected. Unless you're Super Athlete, you're not gonna pick up right where you left off. I'm over it. I had a good run in my EVOs yesterday, where I felt almost normal. Sub 9:00 paced short runs were a distant memory. But after last night, I left the track feeling like I'd be back there sooner than I thought.
But I must confess, I've had hip irritation after my second run. It's only after a run, never during. Then a fellow runner, Dan, posted an article that may be helpful. The first injury mentioned describes what I've got going on. So I've been doing weighted side leg raises since Saturday (2x15, 5lb). I'm going to keep up with that and see how it works. I won't consider any serious mileage or races (not like I like racing) until I get that figured out.
So with the muscle soreness I had going on, I've been that much more on top of yoga. Yesterday made 9 days straight of yoga practice. And with every session, I see improvement. It's nice to be able to measure progress without having to depend on the scale. The scale hasn't been my friend lately anyway. I'm convinced it's mostly muscle. I am stronger. And I see that when I finally master a pose I couldn't do. Or improve my swim stroke. Or by doing something as simple as pushups, because Lord knows, I could only do them on my knees. I'm not busting out my jeans or running skirts, so it's all good.
Snapped a quick pic yesterday before hitting the track.
In case anyone cares, here's a recap of what I did since my last post. I'm so happy to share because I have NOT been slacking!
3/2 - Yoga: Hip Mobility (30min)
3/3 - Yoga: Power Yoga Total Body (1hr)
Swim (43:21 - 1500yd)
3/4 - 2.36mi Run (23:00 - 9:44 pace)
Yoga: Hips, Legs & Feet (43min)
3/5 - Yoga: Power Yoga Total Body (1hr)
Shimmy (21min of belly dancing)
3/6 - 3mi Run (27:44 - 9:14 pace)
Yoga: Hip Mobility (30min)
3/7 - Swim (30:45 - 1150yd)
Yoga: Wringing Out the Old (36min)
3/8 - Yoga: Power Yoga Total Body (1hr)
3mi Run - Awesome stats below :-)
Cool Down = .43
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