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Friday, May 4, 2012

April Update.....

Well, it's been 4 weeks to the day since I last blogged (read my race recap from the 2012 Downtown 5km road race in London, ON) and I've gotta say, I've missed you. Yeah, you. I miss you, and maybe you miss me too?

So what's been going on lately you might wonder. Well, I've been running lots. I've been kind of injured. Heck, I've been kind of injured all year, so it feels kind of 'normal' now.

I've been dealing with the same injury, ITBS, that originally sidelined be coming into my first year at Western, but instead of cowering away from it I've decided to face it head on.  Oh, that and I have disposable income and benefits I can toss at it....lots of money. Sigh. Physiotherapy is expensive folks. I've spent upwards of $600 on physio in a month this year (luckily $300 of that was covered by my benefits) and for the longest time it felt like lost money. Until two weeks ago. Coach and I decided to take an extra easy week after the 5km road race and it paid off quickly. I paired up the easy week of running with a new stretching routine for my IT Band and the results were near immediate.

In the last 3 weeks I've only done physio twice, and for the time being I can finally see an end to my physio sessions.  It's about time!

As for training, things are going well. I'm putting in the hard work (100km/wk), recovering well and staying healthy.  Track season is nearly upon me, and as everyone in the club has been talking about their race schedule, I've managed put that aside and just engross myself in the work. And I kind of like that. But I'm starting to get the itch, so who knows how much longer I'll be able to last before switching over to 'race mode'.

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