a Bri Gaal's Blog: Past Weekend

Monday, January 25, 2010

Past Weekend

I didn't run at all this past week. I did a number on my hip/glute/IT band after that long run last Sunday (I'm not really sure what was inflamed but it was in that general area). I feel like I'm pretty good at knowing my body and I have no problem backing off if the need arises (and the need had arisen!). So no running, but lots of foam rolling and ibuprofen. I did swim 3 times and rode easy on the trainer without any pain, just a little tightness. I gave it a test run Friday after work and it seemed much better - but I still gave it a rest over the weekend.

Saturday was a gorgeous day even though it started off a bit chilly. By the time we got going on our ride it was in the mid-40's but with bright sunshine. We went a little over 2 hours and although I felt fine, I am still woefully out of shape on my bike. I need to get that back in gear pronto.

The rest of the day was spent tying up loose ends for the clinic we were running in Huntersville, NC on Sunday. It's about a 2.5hr drive away so we had to leave the house earlier than you want to on a non-race weekend, but the clinic was great. It sold out and everyone seemed to get a lot out of the information we provided. Well, honestly, it was mostly information provided by Marty and Kathy Goody. I had it easy this time and just demonstrated the swim drills and answered questions when they arose. The HFFA center is super nice.


At January 25, 2010 12:13 PM , Blogger Beth said...

Nice work being smart and cooling on the training while the legs were unhappy! Smart beyond your years! :) Glad the clinic went well too!

At January 25, 2010 4:50 PM , Blogger Kim said...

I'm with Beth, and you're a runner too so you know - it's better to rest and foam roll than to really regret it later in the season! Theres plenty of time for that! I hope you're doing well and enjoying those nice days (when we have them..both of our last saturdays have been sunny and I've been inside on the trainer-yuck!)

At January 26, 2010 1:04 PM , Blogger Rebecca DeWire said...

Sorry to hear about the hip issue. I hope you are on the mend ASAP.


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