As you all know (all too well) - I get a lot of running related aches/pains. I wouldn't go so far as to say injuries, but I get a lot of pains. My hip and quad have been the most recent issue which I got a deep tissue massage and chripractic adjustment for yesterday. It really has helped - a lot actually. My hip is BEYOND sore, but it's more (fingers crossed, I hoping) from the pain of the deep tissue work and the roller ball rather than the original muscle pain. I got up from a seated position a million times today and was without the pain I had been experiencing for the last 6 weeks - SCORE! I probably should have rested one more day - especially to give it time to heal a little more from the deep tissue work, but today was my half mary class and a GREAT opportunity to have a running partner so I left it kind of open about how far I would go, but that I would definitely go.
I did 2 laps (2.5 miles) on my own and it SUCKED!!! It was hot, humid, and sunny. My leg and hip hurt EVERY step - this was extremely frustrating since before yesterday's treatment it only hurt for a little while until the muscle got warmed up. I sat on the bench and waited on my classmate to join me for 2 more laps (another 2.5 miles). I discussed the weather because honestly the internet was saying it was 84* and only 51% humidity - really? Because it felt much much much more horrible than that!!! She agreed saying she was sweaty just walking from her car to the bench - shew, it wasn't just me loosing all ability to cope. i stretched my quad and psoas before beginning 2 more laps - WOW that really helped!!! We did 2 laps together and with some added cloud cover, they went MUCH better. We did 1:1 intervals the first lap and then because I needed to feel as if I could do it (trust me, I'm totally questioning my ability to go past 4 miles right now) we did intervals of 2:2 which also went pretty smoothly. Altogether it was about 7 miles. Not too shabby - wish I could have the confidence that comes with doing them all together and knowing I can, but . . . I guess that will have to be tested in 10 days and a wake up!