Yesterday I set out for a 7 mile run with the plan of pushing it at some point. The first half is pretty much uphill with some down but mostly up so you can guess what the way back is since it is an out and back. It is kind of gradual both ways with one big hill in the middle.
The first half I averaged miles in the low 9s and was pretty happy with it. I felt like I was relaxed and not pushing too hard and the way back I decided to push it. I averaged in the low 7s for the way back and it felt really really good!
I was kind of expecting my right hip to be sore today, but... it isn't! It feels better than it did yesterday :) I kept questioning whether or not I should just quit running entirely for awhile until both hips were healed and felt better. The reason I decided not to was that my left hip feels 100% better and I ran the whole time it was getting better.
The easier and way lower running mileage has been huge. I have cut back to three running days instead of four and went from 40+ miles a week running to less than 20 for the last couple weeks. I added a day of cycling instead and have been doing my PT, and HIIT training 3-4 times a week.
I am optimistic that hopefully in another couple of weeks I will be running with no hip pain for the first time since.. late March! That would be so exciting to me.
After yesterdays run, my little sister and I took our youngest ones to the local park to play. I went home and did two ZWOWs and a Bodyripped workout. I guess I just had a lot of energy yesterday!
Here is my daughter doing "pushups" while looking at the "bad broken boat" (the Titanic) She told me it would be a bad boat to ride in. What can I say she is pretty smart!
Glad your hip is feeling beeter. I am learning some people are able to push their mile really high and others just need to stay injury free so that we can just keep running. I tend to stay low unless training for a marathon. Have a good weekend. Harvest is in full bloom,it's taking a tole on the farmers going from sun rise to sun set or later. Normally they have a rain to catch up on things. How is your farmers doing?ReplyDelete
I hate how being injured makes you question whether you should just throw in the towel on running altogether.ReplyDelete
I'm glad your hip is doing better! Great run!
Glad your hip is feeling better. Love all the cross training you are doing in place of running. Have you fallen in love with biking yet?ReplyDelete
So glad you're running pain free!! Woohoo!!ReplyDelete
Gabby does "push ups". With her butt, mostly - her butt seems to be the only thing that moves.
Ah, Christy, so good to see you so optomistic about your recovery and pain free running! Bet you are loving having your sister home.ReplyDelete
So glad your hip is doing well:). You definitely had some great energy! Wow.ReplyDelete
wow! That run, and pain-free aftermath sounds very promising. I really hope you can get back to feeling good very soon.ReplyDelete
Glad your hip is doing well. Sounds like you're doing all the right things.ReplyDelete
Glad both hips are doing well and you aren't feeling pain!ReplyDelete
so happy that our hip is feeling better!ReplyDelete
thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
So, about the hip pain. Is it gone? I'm concerned because my hip pain seems not to have cured itself while I had down time during labor/delivery/post-partum. Time for me to bust out the foam roller, tennis balls, and hope for the best! Also, you set off the sprinkler?? Nice work! LOL! Oh my.ReplyDelete