PT and Track Tuesday

Last night I had my first appointment with “Dr. Pain” (my new PT, aka Ron); they don’t call him that for nothing! After a brief chat while he put heating pads on my legs to warm up the muscles, he said “You know this probably isn’t going to be pleasant, right?” That’s always a good way to start! šŸ˜‰ He worked on my piriformis, hips, hamstrings and IT bands for a full hour and my legs felt like jello by the time I was out of there. There were some painful excrutiating moments, but for the most part it was a ‘hurts so good’ kind of pain, because I could tell he was releasing tight muscles. By the time he was done, all I felt was blissful relief.

Ron is an experienced athlete and trainer; he works with Canadian Olympic hopefuls for the 2012 Games and he is also on staff to treat the international elites at this weekend’s Toronto Waterfront Marathon. I know he has a lot to offer in terms of not only PT, but training advice/coaching. Combined with my live-in coach (aka hubs) and ongoing group training, I am in good hands!

***

This morning, with loose and fresh legs, it was time to hit the track. I moved my speed work to Tuesday this week so I’ll have more recovery time before the half this weekend.

The plan: 3 x 1600 @ 5K pace (400m recovery jogs)

The results:

7:08 (1:46, 1:49, 1:47, 1:46)

7:10 (1:47, 1:50, 1:45, 1:48)

7:13 (1:45, 1:50, 1:50, 1:48)

My splits aren’t quite as consistent as I would like, but I was right on target overall and it was a great workout. Easy runs from here on out this week!

Advertisements

31 thoughts on “PT and Track Tuesday

  1. Great job at the track….you are doing an amazing job this cycle…I totally have a love/hate relationship with my massage therapist…hurts so bad but I know it is so needed! Glad it help give you some fresh legs!!

  2. Amazing splits; you are going to kill your marathon, all the hard work is paying off. I am getting a massage tonight and I expect a fair amount of the "pleasure/pain" thing šŸ™‚ I am way overdue…

  3. Amazing splits; you are going to kill your marathon, all the hard work is paying off. I am getting a massage tonight and I expect a fair amount of the "pleasure/pain" thing šŸ™‚ I am way overdue…

  4. I love that it was still dark out when you finished! And I thought I was crazy for getting to the gym before 7! Hahahaha! Nice work girlie – I see a PR in that half on Sunday! šŸ˜‰

Say what?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s