Saturday, July 07, 2012
Diary of a Sub 40 10K #7
Fortunately the injury seemed to have settled down slightly, so I was even able to run on Sunday, which I took very easily, so did Craig. In order to make up for my poor show I thought I'd do another hard run on Tuesday evening, as part of an Adidas sponsored series of night runs. I started fairly well, avaeraging just over 5 min/km but through Gascony my legs blew up and at around 4km I stopped, limping, my left calf feeling like someone had knifed it. Somehow I was able to run again, and managed to finish the last 3km at a steady pace. But I've been limping since then and haven't run since then either.
I have been to the phsyio to have the calf and some of my movement assessed. After having a pretty painful rub down, and a few needles literally stuck into the muscle, it's feeling a bit better today. The assessment was less rosy, with the physio informing me that my glutes (bum muscle) are "weak and lack endurance". Yep, I got that on the trail run. I've since bought a stretchy rubber material to do some specific exercise to strengthen the glutes, and then there are two more exercises that are supposed to improve my form as well.
I reckon I'll be strong enough for a very easy run tomorrow morning.
Here are some graphs and stats in no particular order.