Friday, April 18, 2008

3 Miles of Tough it Out

Run Time: 30 Min. Run Distance: 3 miles Elipticals: 30 minutes/3 miles Lifting: 3/15 Abductors @ 80 lbs, 3/15 Adductors @ 80 lbs, 50 lateral crunches

Yes...you guessed it. The side pain didn't go away yesterday. BUT at least after doing my normal cycle of stretching and odd manuevers on the treadmill to try to alleviate pain, I was able to lessen it. It was still well present, but more like someone pinching my side really hard for the duration of my run rather than a knife sticking into my abdomen. So I was grateful for that. I think mainly it was because I really wanted to get a good run in and so I kept trying to tell myself that it wasn't there. You know, the whole pain is in the mind kick. Well...I think in some cases...no matter how much you tell yourself it's not there...it still is. So I got a good 3 miles in. Nowhere near where I wanted to be...but good enough considering the circumstances. I also did some elipticals which were even causing a milder version of the pinching. This tells me that there definetly is something more to it because I shouldn't get side stitches on the eliptical. That is the one place that is like a safe zone because your body has less impact, less jiggling of the organs!

Anywho that's the status on the side stitch issue. I have added an additional race into my training schedule here. Mother's Day I will be running The Race for the Cure at the Mall of America. It's only a 5K but I really thought it would be good for my training. That and it gives me an excuse to beg and plead with my nonrunner friends and family to join me as it is a pretty easy race for them to complete as well (with a walking option).

Anyway, I'm either going to be taking it low this weekend in an attempt to repair this aching side issue or I'll be doing some rollerblading or something. And hopefully next week I can get back up to where I was a week ago!

Enjoy your runs!

2 comments:

chris said...

I agree with you that stitching from doing the elliptical doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Doctor doctor doctor. Did somebody say doctor?

alienontherun said...

I think it's a good idea to rest a bit to see if it goes away... but it seems like you'll have to end up going to a doc after all.
Good job on the 3miles tough, it's a lot harder to run when the pain is there.
And good luck to try and get your nonruner's friends to join you, i got inspired to do the same thing by Rural Girl's Run the World initiative. So far i have 2 friends running with me, and one of them is joining me for this Sunday's 10k!