Sunday, February 24, 2008
Bree Wee muffins and a bad hamstring
I decided to do Bree Muffins last night instead of bread. They came out really nice and cheered me up a bit after a trying weekend.
I did a 1/2 marathon yesterday. It was a wake up call for me in that I can't keep ignoring a persistent hamstring attachment problem. My husband had to deal with a crying bundle of emotion after I crossed the finish line yesterday. I just lost it. Basically my ass aches when I try and pick up the pace. I seem to be able to get through 4 runs a week without anything that nags at me enough to do something about it, but this is the second road race I've done in the past 2 months that It doesn't seem to matter how much I warm up or stretch, minutes into the race I'm feeling the damn thing every time I push off and plant my foot in front. For 13.1 miles it ached either in my ass or right in the belly of the muscle. It gets tighter and tighter and my stride gets shorter and shorter and I'm not thinking about the race and staying relaxed and running hard, and waiting to pummel my once-a-week-runner-husband, instead I'm thinking about my hamstring the entire time watching my cruddy pace and thinking how they hell am I gonna do a marathon....
I had this injury back in 2004 training for Lake Placid. Basically I trained through it and limped through the marathon. It was not a pleasant experience and now that I'm committed to CDA, here it is again. My big training hasn't even kicked in yet. I think I'm DOOMED.
Sorry for the downer post today. I'm trying to be proactive. I've decided to start getting some deep tissue work in there (probably filled with scar tissue) and also I'm going to visit Mike Doyle, a sports strength and conditioning trainer to help me get my back and glutes stronger which I'm told can be adding to the misery.
It's funny, now have another IM looming over me, here it is again. I had two solid seasons back to back and I was mentally prepared and confident that I could give it another shot and be competitive within my age group for another IM this year.
I'm on shaky ground today. I think I'll go have a muffin.
Posted by Trigirlpink at Sunday, February 24, 2008