CIM Training – Week #9
M – Rest/travel.
T – 5 easy/shakeout, few hills. Good, SLOW, pain-free 5 miler in before the conference.
altitude also makes me crazy but is good for pain-free running!
W – Rest/travel. Drove to yoga pretty excited about it, found out they changed the schedule and I missed it. Dicks didn’t even call me.
Th – 6mi (3-3-1 Tempo attempt) 3mi warmup felt good, and I kept reminding myself that last week I told a friend “I’d punch a baby to run a tempo.” Hit a 7:16 and 7:12 before pulling up and surrendering to the returned pain. Turns out running fast = tib stressor. Back to square one.
F – Rest, pity party.
Sa – 7.5mi, 2.5mi walk (hindsight : 10mi loop route not good idea) Figured since running fast seemed to be causing the problem, I could run a lot of miles really slowly (~9min pace) and it’d be fine. That theory worked for about 6 miles, and eventually I told K to go on without me and I walked/hobbled back to the car. Long Run & Recovery FAIL.
= 32 miles, still injured
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I officially put myself on the DL yesterday. While I don’t feel my tibialis issue getting any WORSE, it’s definitely not getting any better. Just when I feel progress is being made, I go out and test it, push a little too far, and wind up right where I was before and all bent out of shape about it.
I don’t want to deal with a nagging “minor” injury the rest of training, so I’m shutting down and going zero miles this week.
I’ll crosstrain on whatever torture device allows me to sweat pain-free and spend lots of time with my yoga mat, taking advantage of this low-impact time to heal up and “reset” my whole body, not just my aching leg. The Compex machine is going to be permanently attached to my body and I’ll probably wind up with the ProCompression logo embedded on my leg.
compression socks healing my muscles while beer heals my heart
I know the “hay” I’ve put in the barn won’t spontaneously combust taking time off. Yes, a week of no running gives me anxiety out my ears, but I have to trust this is the right thing to do.
“I know showing up not 100% healthy will be even more detrimental than stepping back now. Let the body heal… you’ve still got this. Period end of story”
(from my Believe I Am journal)
* Any past-injured’s want to tell me happy tales of coming back faster and stronger than ever after taking some time off? Or send me some magical healing potion so I don’t really have to go to my sweatbox nasty gym this week?