This past week has been full of it's share of ups and downs. I developed some hip problem that doesn't seem to want to go away. It started the week before some time, but I can't really pinpoint exactly when. It's not really my hip either I guess, it's more right above it. I've been stretching and icing like crazy. It's been a rather large pain in my ass.
Here's how the past week went.
Tuesday I was supposed to do 10-12 x 100 on, 100 off 5K pace. I got through 10, but this was probably the worst day for my hip. It just didn't want to cooperate, so I threw in the towel.
Wednesday Should have been 35-40 min easy. My hip was still bothering me, so I decided I should probably listen to my body and take another rest day.
Thursday 5-6 x mile @ MP w/ 1 min rest. My hip felt a little bit better today. I did 5 @ MP. I wanted to do 6 and felt like I could, but since my hip was still a little sore I figured I should stop at 5.
Saturday I ran the NH 10 miler. I had 15 miles on the schedule, so I ran 2 before the race and 3 after. My big goal for this race was to try to run smart. I've been going out way to fast recently and crashing after only a few miles. I was determined not to let that happen during this race. I started out right around MP and felt comfortable throughout the entire race. It was a super hilly course, and humid as hell, but it was probably the best I have felt during a race in a long time. My last mile was my fastest one (7:20). Serious runner's high going on after that race. My final time was 1:23:01 for 4th in my age group.
|NH 10 miler elevation. Serious butt workout.|
|The girl who placed 1st in my age group was the 1st place female, |
so I'm listed as number 3 for awards. Fine by me!
Sunday I was supposed to do 40-45 min easy today. I thought my hip was feeling better. It didn't hurt to walk like it had been. I got ready to go for a run, put on my hokas, and went out the door. Unfortunately I didn't get very far. My hip started hurting on the first few steps, so I turned around and went back home.
I am super bummed. But I'm hoping by giving it another day I'll be ready to go for next week. Monday is a scheduled rest day for me, so I'll have 2 days off in a row by taking today off, which should help. I'm thinking a bag of ice will be my bff for the next couple of days.