It is now the following Thursday and I have not run but once since last Saturday. I tried to jog on Tuesday and lasted a little over a mile and I was reduced to a walk again. It is feeling better and I can stretch it out a bit from my hip stretches I do. That is why I think it is referred pain from tight hips/glutes/low back. I am a bit taken back with this, since I don't truly know what the hell is going on and I hope to have it licked by the weekend. I'm just a bit worried about starting too soon and being back at square one. I have pushed all racing thoughts out of my mind until the Ragnar Relay in mid/late August. If things improve sooner I may jump in a local 5 or 10K just to test the waters. So that is my last two weeks. Here are the details.
Monday: another easy hour just to shake things out a bit.
56:40 8 miles
Tuesday: Hills, 4 x hills at UMD with 30 second strider on top
56:56 7.8 miles
Wednesday: Easy loop through Kenwood area and Skyline.
54:21 7.4 miles
Thursday: Track session at UMD 4 X 1000 meters
3:14, 3:12, 3:08, 3:12
56:08 8.1 miles
Friday: Morley Park neighborhood run. Snively home
44:33 6.1 miles
Saturday: Started in downpour rain, out to Stebner, Morris Thomas, Piedmont, Skyline home.
2:00:25 16.5 miles (0.5 mile walk)
Sunday: OFF *calf issue
Weeks Total: 54 miles
Years Total: 1301.4 miles
So far this week I have attempted to jog a bit on Tuesday with failure. I felt decent to start and after the one mile mark I could feel the calf tightening very quickly so I immediately turned the jog into a walk and made my way home.
I have been doing a series of stretches and things are improving but I am still quite apprehensive to try running as I can still feel some tightness when walking stairs. I hope to get back at it by next week but right now it's day by day.