Saturday, October 3, 2015

October 3

Have you missed me?

It's been a while since the race, 3 weeks to be exact, and there has been nothing really worth writing about. My hope was to take a couple, three weeks off and then be back on the road. Unfortunately, the PF has had other ideas.

This isn't to say that I've been doing no training at all.

After taking a full week off to recover, I began in on building back up and nothing better than doing some core work. During the last cycle I experimented with no XT and we know how that worked out. One thing I have always noticed from race photos is that my pelvis collapses on foot strike which is undoubtedly the result of poor core strength. So it's been back to the TapOut XT program and some dedicated core work.

I've forgotten how bad it is to get back to into ab specific workouts after some time off. It wasn't too bad the next day but on day 2 I had such a case of DOMS that it was hard to stand up straight and hurt like hell to laugh or cough. At least after a few days I was recovered and back at it.

That's one part of the plan. I've also decided to sign up at a gym near work and get some lap swimming in a few day a week before work for a month or 2 in an effort to build upper body strength.

That said, I was hoping that I would only need 2-3 weeks off before I could run again but that is not in the cards. I was thinking that between the rest, foot skrunchies, rolling and stretching that the PF was getting  better but in the last few days it's been feeling sore. I'm wondering if the 1 footed stands at my desk on the cube farm are aggravating it.

So that's where I'm at right now. As it looks, it will probably be another 2 weeks before I'm running again. Part of me is enjoying the whole not running thing but the other part of me is chomping at the bit to get back on the road. Plus I'm so envious of all the great runs I'm reading about, while I'm sidelined, now that the cooler weather is here.

Still, I'm not going to rush it back this time. I made that mistake when I came back too soon in March and I'm not going to do that again. With my next swing at a BQ in late February, I have plenty of time to heal and begin running. Plus that is just more time that I can use to get stronger elsewhere.

Until next time.

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