Saturday, May 16, 2015
Return of the Glute
Last week was a good training week. I was encouraged by the race two weeks ago, recovered, and running felt really good. Thursday, though, I did a hard brick workout with the BTC folks. 2 mile warm up. Then "race pace" 1 mile run, 13.4 bike, 2 mile run. I didn't keep any data, but I went hard and it was fun. I got home, and my lower back was tight, as was my left glute. By later in the day, the glute was spasming, ugh!! I was a bit concerned that I had really done something to my back or hip. Two days later, a bunch of ibuprophen and a lot of walking, it's calmed down, so I think I just yanked it, but I'm wondering what I did. I think the issue is still the seat height on the tri-bike -- a bit too high -- and that is goofing up the ergonomics of my pedal stroke. Time to start experimenting . . .