hip

training run #998

Posted on

Thursday 12 November, 06:41

9C, clear skies, cool. Went for a 7 mile run at first light.  Almost had the park to myself and enjoyed the cool weather.  After the weekend run I felt a bit stiff in the hips on Monday and Tuesday, a bit odd for me never noticed that before.  Think it may have been a stiff piriformis, on each side.  Today it was fine, but just logging that here in the journal in case it crops up again.  As I was exiting the park the sun peeped over the top of the hill opposite making a glorious scene.  A really uplifting run.

Distance:  11.51

Time:  1:05:30

Avg HR:  148bpm

Avg pace:  5:41 min/km

Calories:  854

White trainers #2

Wildlife:  1 squirrel

physio

Posted on

Gave physio an update on the marathon and the two training runs I’ve done since my last visit. Had a stiff heel after the second training run but its eased off by today. Physio was really pleased at progress and wants to work on conditioning to try to prevent recurrence and other injuries. The diagnosis is still that a joint in my right hip lacks the same freedom of movement and flexibility of my left joint.

Went outside and learned dynamic stepping exercises and hopping routines (plyometrics). Can do these routines and mix with some running.

Next appointment is in three weeks.

training run #883 (recovery #12)

Posted on

Sunday 28 December, 08:48

0C,cold but no wind, clear blue skies.  Lots of snow and ice around so just planned to to a 4 mile run.  Felt back and glutes when I woke up, after shifting snow yesterday, then sitting around a lot.  But it eased a bit when running and no significant problems.  Carried an old phone in case I slipped and broke something, and used it to take a few scenic pictures. Not bothered about the pace/time, just pleased to get around without slipping and falling.

sunrise at Rother Valley Country Park 28 Dec 2014
sunrise at Rother Valley Country Park 28 Dec 2014 – near waterski lake
icy path at Rother Valley Country Park 28 Dec 2014
icy path at Rother Valley Country Park 28 Dec 2014 – near northern lake

Distance:  6.79km
Time:  41:38
Avg HR:  no data
Avg pace:  6:08 min/km
Calories:  585
White trainers

training run #882 (recovery #11)

Posted on

Friday 26 December, 09:08. Boxing Day.

3C, cold, overcast. Went for another 6 mile run, two laps of the main lake. Felt a few niggles on and off; lower back, right glute, right calf, left shin. But felt strong and was pleased to maintain a reasonable pace. Wrapped up well expecting a biting cold easterly wind, but it wasn’t too bad and I was a bit too warm on sheltered parts of the lap. Afterwards back felt slightly stiff and right hip has a niggle.

Distance: 9.82km
Time: 55:21
Avg HR: no data
Avg pace: 5:38 min/km
Calories: 849
White trainers

training run #881 (recovery #10)

Posted on

Wednesday 24 December, 07:28. Christmas Eve.

7C, cold, breezy. Thought that if I felt OK during the run I’d go a bit further and managed to do 6 miles without aggravating back, glute or hip. Felt glute very slightly but it didn’t develop into any thing troublesome. Did two laps of the main lake. Enjoyed the cool conditions and feel like I’m making progress.

Distance: 9.78km
Time: 57:38
Avg HR: no data
Avg pace: 5:54 min/km
Calories: 849
White trainers

training run #880 (recovery #9)

Posted on

Monday 22 December, 08:14

12C, mild and windy. Went for a 4 mile run and was a bit overdressed in lightweight jacket. Didn’t notice right glute until halfway round and then it was a very slight niggle. No back problem at all. Felt heavy and sluggish but enjoyed the run.

I’ll be trying to run alternate days over Christmas and New Year, subject to outside influence of alcohol and weather ;-). will be nice running in daylight while I’m on leave from work.

See that my twin Jeff has just surpassed my number of blogged training runs. No problem, he trains for ironman, I’m just training for marathons. See wn6jeff.wordpress.com.

Distance: 6.79km
Time: 40.39
Avg HR: no data
Avg pace: 5:59 min/km
Calories: 584
White trainers

training run #879 (recovery #8)

Posted on

Friday 19 December, 06:38

7C, cold, mostly clear skies. This was my first back to back run (ran yesterday) since the injury. Thought I’d get another run in as I am travelling on Saturday and not sure if I’ll manage a morning run on Sunday. The usual 4 miles. Noticed right glute and hip from early in the run but it didn’t become a real pain, just a niggle. Felt slow, but was hard to tell pace as my run light ran out at 2km. No after-effect from running back to back, but noticed left adductor much, much later, when out shopping in the evening.

Distance: 6.66km (short measurement compared to usual)
Time: 41:39
Avg HR: no data
Avg pace: 6:15 min/km
Calories: 581
White trainers