Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Three steps forward, one step back
I've been back training intensively for three weeks. Loving it. I'm getting more limber, my bugo is beginning to flow, and my run times are coming down.
I time myself regularly on a 2.5 mile run (actually 2.6) from my house and I had steadily worked my times down from 22 minutes to 20:08. So Sunday morning, I was sure that I was going to break through the magic 20:00 minute mark. The twenty minute time is the magic line of an eight minute pace which for me, marks the difference between being in or out of shape. So I did my extras first (100 pushups, abs, kicks) and then took off.
Disaster, half-way through I wondered if there was something wrong with my leg but I finished anyway. I ran as hard as I could. I made 20:06 which was a disappointment but it was quickly overshadowed by a leg problem. It's the ACLU, right down the back from butt to heal, very sore. Sunday afternoon, couldn't walk. Saw the chiro Monday am and he took a look at my hips and said: "Oh yea, they're in the wrong place." It's slowly feeling better but so far, I'm still too sore to do anything. Grrrr.
Here are two videos from last Wednesday's bugo. Both short. In one with Mr Vince, I'm fresh and my timing is on. In the other, Norm's timing is on, I'm tired, and I'm shelling up not very effectively. Both of my partners (Vince and Norm) manage to work in a kick to the head. What me? Drop my hands? never....
Posted by BBat50 at 6:27 AM