I had a fab meeting with Dr. Scott on Friday. You see my legs have been a little wonky – ankle & my groin injury again for about a week at that point. I will spare you the details of our conversation since you probably don’t care much anyway, but the long and short of it – I’m a really crappy speedster.
When I pick up the pace I am sprinting longer distances instead of RUNNING. Apparently when I’m doing speed work I’m getting on my toes and powering with my calves instead of just using more force from my glutes and quads.
Note: This makes certain muscle groups angry if you do this for long distances.
If you want more information on the differences between running and sprinting google it. Being the nerd bomber that I am I actually read this entire ridiculous, and overly informative article.
I felt very encouraged as I left my appointment. I had an ART session on my calves and things seemed balanced out. Then I went to the happiest place on earth.
As we know, my grace just overfloweths and just a few hours later I was bounding up an escalator chasing a crabby child at Disneyland and I rolled/jammed said slightly tender ankle and immediately knew this was not pretty. Slight swelling, tried to run the next day and made it literally 3 steps.
It’s was a fab weekend of ice, elevation and compression. No R for that RICE though as I spent Sunday hobbling around the Mouse House…again.The goal -to get this sucker under control before my half in a few weeks.
Running…I miss you.