Thursday, September 27, 2007

RFE TR #33

Total Miles Trained For Elijah: 253I wish I had better news to report. After four straight days off from running (minus Fit Camp) I headed to the gym to try to run on the treadmill in lieu of six miles of hill training, per Coach's suggestion. Mind you, I have been doing all of my hamstring "nursing" and have been feeling great. My gluts are sore from Fit Camp, but that's about it.

WELL - I got on the ole dreadmill and owee! The left hamstring just was not happy. Ugh. Again. So I did a mere two miles and then opted to do 4 miles on the recumbent bike while looking at a magazine (quite the life, I must say!!!)

So I am feeling discouraged. Yet, I KNOW that rest and "nursing" is the smart thing to do. That, and I can refuse all lower body work at Fit Camp. If they don't like it, they can lump it! I have a marathon to consider!

I really like Fit Camp, and I do not want to give it up. Maybe I can just modify...


Petraruns said...

Oh Susan honey - don't get dispirited. Re. fitness camp - do not do anything that might be contributing to your pain. Do they know you have this pain? Do you have a tame physio or someone (pref. a runner) you can go talk to for advice? During training for my first marathon I suffered from terrible knee pains which I controlled through massage from an osteopath (it really did help) and a break after the marathon. I know the blind panic you feel when you think this might keep happening but if you take it easy and keep stretching you will probably be fine. But keep your eyes on the prize hon - focus on the marathon and being fit to run!

ShirleyPerly said...

Don't despair, Susan. Certified fitness instructors should always allow modifications for those who have injuries or other limitations (I used to be one). You might also consider getting a good sports massage if the hammy doesn't improve soon. In the meantime, XT will help maintain your fitness level until you can run again.

CewTwo said...

I've been doing the hamstring stretches myself. They tend to get tight toward the end of any run.
Eye on the prize. Fit Camp is an investment, so talk to those who conduct it. They will understand. After all, how many others in the camp are going to do a marathon as soon as your are?