Lora V. ran: Well, after last Thur...

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  • 6 miles
  • 00:59 time
  • 09:11 pace
  • 457 calories
  • 0 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently 2/5 Effort.
    effort 2/5
good NJM - W17D7 - Long (not really) Run 6.41 mi 00:59 09:11 pace

Well, after last Thursday's run, I had a deep hamstring/piriformis pain. So bad on Thu evening, that I felt like I was limping around.

Took Friday off, and felt a bit better. Have been rolling the affected glute muscle on a baseball, which has helped immensely.

Took Saturday off, as well. Rest, rest, and more rest.

Finally felt better enough to venture on a short, easy-paced run. While I could feel what can best be described as close to a bruised sensation, it did not worsen with the run. I'm hopeful for Sunday race day!

Plan = 8-10mi @ 8:36/mi (marathon pace)
Actual = 6.41 @ 9:12/mi

  • Kj

    Lot's of stretching and icing Lora. Last year I had a pirifmormis injury about 6 weeks before nyc marathon. Mine was nasty though, I hurt it bad. I could hardly walk for a few days. I had to take 2 weeks off.... take it easy now as your big day is close. Once you warm up you won't feel too much of a discomfort.

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Jessica W.
    Jessica W.

    Sounds like you are doing the right thing. Nice work listening to your body and stepping back when you needed it!

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Matthew K.
    Matthew K.

    good to hear!!!

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Martin H.
    Martin H.

    Bugger! Sorry to hear you have some injury concerns Lora!! Hopefully a few light days and it will subside! You'll be fine for next weekend I'm sure! x

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Lora V.
    Lora V.

    Thanks guys!!

    about 6 years ago Like

  • M W.
    M W.

    Ah, a baseball! That's what I need. I'm having a hamstring/glute issue, too. You're the ready for Sunday, nonetheless.

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Fred B.
    Fred B.

    Hi Lora , I agree with all of the above. Coach "B"'s favorate advise was and is "listen to your body" You are in great shape, a mile or two won't matter one way or the other :)
    BTW joing the club I was mowing my lawn Friday and hit a stump , Mower stopped short and I "ran" into the handle , bruising my quad ! Can't catch a break ! lol :(

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Ed C.
    Ed C.

    Glad you're feeling better, don't think I realized it was that bad :(

    about 6 years ago Like