Monday, June 30, 2014
Rethinking Everything . . .
Knock on wood, I am in a very good mood this Monday about the weekend workouts. It cannot overcome my anger about Hobby Lobby, but for the purpose of this post, I'll change the subject. As I mentioned, I ran 8 miles with light speed work on Friday. Saturday I did 30 miles at a moderate level on the bike in Prospect Park. Sunday, M__, J__ and I went for a 12 mile run at a steady 10 minute pace, and today I feel fine after a spin and swim. I'm not sure what's going on, but the tightness in my left hip has let go, and I'm even walking barefoot without pain. The suddenness of this makes me want to analyze what is going on. Here are the three things I've changed in the last two weeks: (1) I did two bike workouts on an actual bike, instead of a spin bike; (2) I switched shoes to the NB 980s which have a lower heel drop and wider forefoot; and (3) I buckled down and did 75+ crunches on the the balance ball and 2 minutes of plank as part of my stretching. Thoughts?