>Health and Nutrition>Like Gilda Radner said, "it's always something..."
Needs more cowbell!
Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
Roads were made for journeys...
Zoomy - sounds like classic overtraining syndrome. Just my $.02.
And Zoom's response to Wingz' very good advice was as predictable as sunrise. Congrats, Zoom. You're officially a runner. One of the key ingredients in any runner is a propensity to ignore good (and obvious) advice and to insist they aren't over-training.
Go run one of those virtual races this weekend. Bust your ass to run it as fast you can. Make a note of your time, and how your body feels.
Then, for the next month, never *ever* run two days in a row. Not once. Cap your weekly mileage to 20 miles, no matter what. And on those days off, NO cross training involving your legs. Hit the weights or the pool, if you have to cross train. Better yet, run just 3 times a week. If you want to keep mileage up, make the runs longer.
Then ... In November, run the same race again. And let us know how your body feels, and what your time is. I guarantee you'll be pleasantly surprised.
No I don't. Because, just like me, you won't listen.
I will probably cease my speedwork for now, too (), since my hip flexor problems have consistently cropped up within a couple of days of racing (and seems to resolve itself once I've avoided any faster runs for a few days).
Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don't so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head." - Joe Henderson