Sunday, September 17, 2017

Tioga Pass Run 2017

Really enjoyed this spectacular run, from Lee Vining in the Eastern Sierra at Mono Lake, to the crest of the Sierra at Tioga Pass (10,000 ft) at the entrance to Yosemite National Park. Has a nice, small-town local feel to it, not the cold corporate ambience that so many events have these days. Hip psoas did act up some, in the 12.4 miles, but I was able to keep running anyway. Love to come back and do this one again, this time with friends.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Soft is out, Hard is in!

After struggling for 3 months with an inflammed left psoas and inability to run more than a mile or two at a time, and after stretching and strengthening religiously - to no effect whatsoever - and after X-rays and blood work - with no problemo.... I think I may have solved my problem. It's the roller! Yes, I've been using my roller at least twice a week for a long time, but it was the blue softer version, not the hard styrofoam version. Before last Wednesday's swim workout I came to the gym an hour early and did a long hard session with their black styrofoam roller and hit every square inch of both legs and glutes, hips.... everything below the waist. It worked! I was able the next day to do what had been my standard 3 and a half mile daily run to/along the beach, and then Saturday I did my standard 10 mile Fall Creek run, with just some discomfort in the last 3 miles. Entirely not-alarming given my low run mileage this year. I'm encouraged!