You’d think I would have learned my lesson. If I want to stay pain free, I need to put just as much effort into preventative care as I do training. Ugh, I’m such a hypocrite.
Needless to say, after 20 weeks of training and barely spending any time foam rolling, stretching or continuing to do my PT exercises, my hip pain is back. Shocker. So, without crying over my own stupidity, I know what I needed to do: rest, stretch, roll, massage and do my damn PT exercises. I fell off the train, I’m paying for it, so now I need to jump back on. Thus, week 21 was an extremely light week, and the next couple of weeks will be light on running as well. Le sigh…
Mon., 4/23: Yoga
This is the first day that the hip pain really hit my. I woke up and was not only sore, but not in the mood to do anything. I opted for 45 minutes of “No Om Zone” yoga.
Lola doing some yoga with me.
Tues., 4/24: Swim
My first time back in the water post-panic attack and I have to admit, I was nervous. My personal head games took some time to get past, but I made it through 2,700 meters and practiced swimming with my eyes closed.
In other ridiculous news, there’s a gun show in town. Well, a meager one at best. This is the closest I’ve ever been to any hint of arm muscles and I’m clearly psyched about it.
Please note that the way to my heart is through cheesy garlic bread.
Wed., 4/25: Cycle
Still aiming to rest my hip but get the heart rate up, I did the “Commercial Interval” trainer workout. Ride in Z1-Z2 during the show, then on commercials, push to Z3. 45 minutes later my hip and heart were happy.
Thurs., 4/26: Cycle a.m./Swim p.m.
Mid-way through my trainer ride with hard interval pushes, my hip was nagging at me. I ended up backing off and riding in Z2 for the remainder of the hour ride. Later that evening, I swam 2,800 meters. Time in the pool is definitely getting longer; prune fingers and I are getting to be better friends.
Fri., 4/27: Core
45 minutes worth of Jillian Michaels’ 6 Week 6 Pack.
Sat. & Sun, 4/28-4/29: Rest
Our weekend getaway to Central California. Oh how I wish this was every weekend…
Of course there was stretching, rolling and PT exercises throughout the entire week, but I’m not going to include those in the total training time.
I closed out week 21 with:
4 hours and 53 minutes of training (my shortest yet):
6,014.9 yards swimming
28 miles cycling
0 miles running (stupid hip)
1 hour 20 minutes strengthening