crazy eight

November 2, 2011 at 3:13 pm 2 comments

last week after my “fast” three mile run my calf felt ok. not 100 percent but surprisingly not bad. a couple days later i attempted another three. slower this time but again i found myself no worse for the wear. so this past saturday i decided to push it just a little further.

now runners know we shouldn’t increase our mileage ~ weekly or long ~ in much more than 10 percent increments. especially when coming off an injury. but i’m not always the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to intelligent running and i like to think i know my body best. so saturday i enlisted the therapist as a partner in crime to help me dare the flats.  i knew she would have no problem going the distance but i also knew her pace was slower than my norm so my hope was she would keep me in check.

as feared we woke saturday morning to a forecast of rain, rain and more rain. but it looked light and we opted to take our chances. it wasn’t bad when we started. humid and drizzly but not long in the cool front pushing through took over and the weather cooled and dried just enough to make it comfortable. it felt good to be out again. to venture further from home not fearing a need a retreat. i wanted to run. really run. and a couple times the therapist had to pull me back. but given all givens there was nothing discouraging about the slow and steady 10:45 average for eight miles!

i won’t lie and say all was peachy. the last mile or so the calf got really tight and the next day my si and hip weren’t too happy with me. but a little ultrasound and massage from SR had me back on the tread on monday for four. i’m slow. i’m iffy. but i’m back. and just in time! only four and a half weeks until tough mudder!

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  • 1. gr4c5  |  November 3, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Can you hear me cheering from here?!

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    • 2. becelisa  |  November 4, 2011 at 8:20 am

      hope i didn’t push too far too soon. seemed fine until yesterday and suddenly it’s hurting again. i don’t get it.

      Reply

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