|Half marathon PR race! 2010|
Then 2012 hit and it all went away, I was back to my old methods of over training and pushing through pain. That year I barely made it to start line at Boston due to what started as a calf injury and later turned into a stress fracture. From there I'd stop long enough to heal but then I'd quickly be back, the pain would return a little so I'd change my gait and keep running. This brought on the hamstring injury! Which I continued to train through with short periods off until a year ago when I got smart!
Last Spring I said enough! I was mad, my times were not great, I left every race frustrated and I was ready to be done! Why was I running? So I listened and my trainer changed up my routine with extreme focus on glute and core strength (more than previously), I started working with a sports chiro, began rolling like a crazy woman and started fish oil. This seemed to help, the times started coming back down and I felt better.
|Just a little glute/hip rehab|
I know we all go through this as runners, What did you do to push out of the funk? Regain the ability you had? I'm thinking of trying something new, maybe Cross Fit or gasp swimming!
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