thewaytoboston.) I hope to be able to run something at Mardi Gras, even if it's a few miles with friends. It's always a fun race and many runners from our area usually show up for the half or full. Today, the run was very successful. I ran the 8 miles at 9:28 avg pace and no problems with the hip. Friends - what can I say, this is a great group of runners. One of the runners in the group is a physical therapist and last week she did several ultra sound treatments on my hip. I think that really helped to speed the healing in my hip. Remember that most of my issues in the hip have been, not while running, but while driving or sitting. This week, after the treatments, it seems that the issue is fading away. (thanks my PT friend) Bye Bye, adiós, hasta la vista, hip troubles - hope I don't see ya again.
So far all of my runs have been "just running" no quality. I hope to change that this week. I will add one short quality run this week. I will do a 1 mile w/u, 1 mile tempo, and 1 mile c/d on Tues. The rest of the week, I will continue with what I have been doing in the past few weeks. I will see how things go after the tempo, but I am hoping to do a 10 miler next weekend.
Starting to get very excited, but trying to remain extra cautious. So ready to train hard, but know I still have to wait this out a few more weeks for sure. 86 days to Boston - plenty of time to get ready, REALLY!