That piriformis is as sneaky as the evil cat
So on Monday I rested.
And on Tuesday I ran - 7 miles in 1:06 to be exact. It was okay.
And on Wednesday I biked but felt pretty blah energy-wise - 12.6 miles in 52 minutes (14.5 mph).
And then on Thursday I was about to head out for a run, when running suddenly seemed like a terrible idea. I've been caught in this conflict of being in the middle of training for Hood to Coast / a triathlon / a trail race / possibly CIM and did NOT want to stop training. After all - I ran nearly 31 miles last week and was on a roll! I wanted to keep going and get faster to not let my speedy Hood to Coast teammates down!
But then I really thought, and it seemed like a little rest could happen now or never. And if a few days off could help my glute go away, it would be worth backing off my training now rather than later, and much better now then hurting through all 3 of my Hood to Coast legs. Resting is risky, and so is not resting. What a balancing act. It's so hard to know when to push through it and when to rest.
I just want to feel good at Hood to Coast just like Ragnar.
So, there's my reasoning. So on Thursday I VERY smartly did 50 minutes of yoga instead of running. And people, my hamstrings are TIGHT. That can't be good for my glute. Yoga MUST be a priority if I want to keep running healthy.
And on Friday I swam.
And on Saturday I did a ton of yard work.
And on Sunday I rested.
And there you have it. 5 days solid without running. At first I felt really positively about my glute. But now I kind of feel it again. But I shall run tomorrow and report back. And until then, I'll just keep hoping that my risky resting paid off.
Rar. Cooper's not sneaky like the piriformis / evil cat.
Have you walked the fine line between pushing through little injuries? What happened to you? What advice do you have for my glute?