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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Ugh...taking the week off

Right in the middle of training to PR at the Indianapolis Womens Half in August and my hip is acting foolish.  It's my own fault I think, from upping my mileage to quickly.  I rested this last week without doing any stretching or anything to make it better (other than the rest).  Yesterday I did complete 4 miles in the morning with just slight issues the real trouble started today during my 12 mile long run:-/  At about mile 2.5 it really started to talk to me, I could tell I wouldn't be finishing 12 miles of anything today.  Mile 3, turn around and head back home.  :(

I stopped and stretched and tried to continue on but it wasn't going to happen today.  And so, I walked...2 miles back to the car, it was slow and I hated every minute if it.  A couple of times during that 2 miles I attempted to jog very slowly but couldn't keep my pace down and was afraid of injuring myself further.  

I'm making crazy decisions this week, including taking most of the week off.  Just a couple of 2-3 milers this week in hopes that I'll be able to do 13 next weekend.  I'm planning on living in KT tape and investing in a foam roller...any other fantastic ideas!!??

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear that! I know what it's like, though, being injured right before a big race. My arch fell while I was training for a half and was out 4-5 weeks. Didn't start feeling better until 2 weeks prior to the race, so I felt unprepared. Then, for another 1/2, I did something similar to you and hurt my hip/IT band. It would start to collapse as I ran and caused me to limp. I couldn't run for 4 weeks. Still raced, but felt the time lost during training hindered my chance at racing how I wanted. Foam rolling was the main thing that helped me! Hope it improves soon!