Training: Achy Bums and Easy Weeks
Last week, I took it much easier for a few reasons. As most people know, I fell at the April Fools half marathon a week ago. While it was still a good race, it left my tailbone sore. It’s not broken but it does ache.
|Tuesday:||20 minute run|
|Wednesday:||30 minute run|
|Friday:||Easy 30 minutes|
|Saturday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Sunday:||6 mile tempo run (10 miles total)|
I was signed up to do a 5 mile race this weekend that I DNSed. To be honest, I have no doubt I could have finished well. The weather was ideal to run but I didn’t want to push my tailbone too quickly. I am disappointed, however, I think I made the smarter decision.
I did a 6-mile tempo instead. My miles ranged from 6:55-7:12. It was nice for something a bit faster.
It’s a hard problem to explain. My tailbone aches, especially when I sit. In fact, my doctor told me standing actually puts far less pressure on it and the more I stand the better…I am not standing 24 hours a day. I bought a donut pillow to sit on which removes the pressure off of my butt too. I can walk and run normally (my gait does change at all), but I can feel the ache whether I’m running or not.
I’m hoping to jump into a local race next week to get some speed before Broad Street. The last month hasn’t gone, “exactly” how I would like. I’m in shape, but I’m not in the same shape as when I set my half marathon PR. I’m fine with that. The next few months, I want to stay healthy and work on shorter distances anyway.
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Questions for you:
Have you ever fallen on your tailbone?
How was your week of training?