As “everyone” knows by now, I am a more than a bit of a ramshackle mess and I have decided to really work on rehabbing this old body.
Yes in other words I am trying to get it back to where I want and where it needs to be for me to be able to run pain-free or at least as pain-free as possible.
Over the course of the last few weeks, I have done a lot of the routines in Bruce Wilk’s – The Running Injury Recovery Program and Matt Fitzgerald’s Brain Training for Runners and while the routines are working, I am not completely…well satisfied with how it is going.
I have followed James Dunne and his blog Kinetic Revolution for a while now and I like/respect the information that he provides. A little while ago, I saw his 30 day challenge, but decided that due to my hamstring issues that I wasn’t ready to do it yet.
Fortunately for me, starting last Thursday, I found part of the solution for me and my hamstring has come a long way and when I read Dan’s post over at Run, Rest, Repeat
I was a little worried how I would feel today, after running yesterday.
A bit sore, but it was soreness – not pain, so that was cool.
I was walking Bennie this morning and Mary was finishing up her run, so we ran the last 0.7 miles with her. Boy, gotta teach Bennie, not choke himself to death trying to drag me faster than I want to go, but I do make a great anchor.
It was a great warm-up for my run, right after we got back to the house. By the way the weather is gorgeous, mid 70’s, light breeze and lots of sunshine.
Since I was all warmed-up, I took off a little faster than I have been and it actually felt pretty good. Even though it was on the rocks and crap down-back, it was all downhill, so it wasn’t too bad. I only wanted to do 2-3, so I turned around at the ledge (the bump) and came back. I backed off the pace and just trotted along comfortably, even going back up Stevens hill. Continue reading “Nice 3.0 Miler – RunLog 6-1-14”→
There is no other way to describe my running in May 2014.
On April 30th, I started to do a speed workout on the last really cold day of the year (in shorts) and within 30 seconds of the faster running, I tweaked my left Hamstring. Then about half-way through May, the hamstring was beginning to feel good, I was working outside and like a dummy, jumped off the tailgate of my truck, re-injured the hamstring and haven’t run worth a damn since.
At least I have been mostly smart about rehabbing it, even going so far as seeing a Chiropractor, not running in the Stride Into Summer 5K or Miles for Mills 5K races and resting the hamstring for the most part or as much as I could and still have a life.
So the actual running ended up being just over 60 miles for May. Which is a mile more than I ran in May last year, so I guess it is progress and instead of ending May with a major injury, I am ending it with my injury just about healed and hopefully, I will be running a lot in June this year. Continue reading “May 2014 Sucked – Month in Review”→