Thursday, December 30, 2010

While I'm at it...

My abs and groin are still too sore to run, so I decided to get in a little speed work by tidying up the basement double time.

Energy to spare

Well, I can't run so I might as well hunt, right? Maybe I'll change the name of my blog to "Bob Wiles: Runnin' & Gunnin'

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Week ending December 26, 2010

12/20 - off

12/21 - off

12/22 - PT in AM, then easy warm up on bike, some stretching and 1 easy mile on treadmill

12/23 - easy warm up on bike, some stretching and 3 miles on treadmill, about 22 minutes. Half a mile at 6:00 pace to see how it felt. Seems OK at the moment, we'll see if it is more sore this evening or tomorrow. If it feels OK I'll try 5 miles tomorrow and then hopefully stay with 5 miles for a few days. Somewhat encouraged that the rest is helping at the moment, but there is still some tightness and minor soreness.

12/24 - 4 miles easy (4:30 AM)

12/25 - Christmas!

12/26 - 5 miles easy

Summary: Still sucks.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Week ending December 19, 2010

12/13 - off (PT am & pm) (pelvic tilts, tilts w/ heel raises, tilt w/ single leg raises, legs squeezes, stretching)

12/14 - off (PT am & pm)

12/15 - off (PT am & pm)

12/16 - 5 miles easy (PT am & pm)

12/17 - off

12/18 - see above

12/19 - see above

Summary: Sucks.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Week ending December 12, 2010

12/6 - 48 minutes AM (6 miles), 64 minutes PM (10 miles)

12/7 - 45 minutes AM (6 miles), workout PM (2 miles warm up, 8 x mile @ 5:18-5:20 w/ 400m recovery, 2.25 cool down) (14 miles)

12/8 - 48 minutes AM (6 miles), 56 minutes PM (8 miles) "Nobody told me there'd be days like these..." - John Lennon

12/9 - 82 minutes AM (12 miles)

12/10 - 35 minutes AM (5 miles), 63 minutes PM (10 miles)

12/11 - off

12/12 - off

Summary: 77 miles for the week, but I'm afraid I'll have to accept the fact that I'm O-fficially injured. Since sometime in October I've been feeling some strain in my lower abs, mostly after harder running and races. It got to the point where I feared the onset of a sneeze or a cough. I tried treating it with some ice and ibuprofen and stuck it out through the fall racing season, figuring I'd give it some rest after the Seacoast Half. Well, I didn't give it rest and it has gradually gotten worse over the last few weeks. To me, it seems like a sports hernia based on what I've read, but recent x-rays and ultrasound suggest is is only a deep strain at this point, which I guess is good. Hopefully nothing is torn, but I've also read that picking it up in an ultrasound can be tough, so I'm not really sure. I really only know that on my run Thursday afternoon it got worse and I actually felt something new pop up in that region. Nothing really sharp, but not good. Since then I have been aware of it all the time, like walking, rolling over in bed, pretty much all the time. I start PT this week, which hopefully will help. I don't really know what to do in terms of running. Before I thought I wasn't making it much worse because after a workout it would subside during a couple of easy days, but now it is there all the time and I feel like I'm making it worse with every run. So I think I've decided to completely shut it down until I can at least walk through a day without feeling it, and we'll see how the PT goes. I've been dancing with the devil for a while now, training really hard and not giving myself any real down time to recover. In hindsight I should have completely shut it down for a little bit after the half marathon but for some reason I didn't. I can't do a sit up right now. The pain/weakness is really deep in the lower abs/right groin. Sort of feels like it is under/behind the pubic bone. Anyone have an experience with this?