Saturday, August 9, 2008

Aborted hillclimb

Headed up Mt. Rose Highway early this morning to do a trail hillclimb with Chris. The plan was to be running by 6, done by 7:15 to get back to town so he could make work at 8:15. Came pretty close to that, and he made the top of Relay Peak, but I had to stop a little over halfway.

My hip's been bugging me. Noticed it a little on my long run last weekend, more while playing golf on Tuesday, and even more on my Wednesday morning run. Took a couple days off, but this morning it was not good. Poppy, grindy feeling in my left hip. Got bad enough on a couple of uphills that I was forced into a hobble. Chris went ahead, and I kept going for a little while before I decided I was better off heading back. He caught up and passed me on the way back down, and I sped up as much as I could to make it back to the car so he wouldn't be late for work. Almost fell a couple of times on the way down with a sharp pain in the hip, and now the rest of me is sore from favoring it. Not sure what I'm going to do about this - might try sports massage, and/or a trip to the doctor for an orthopedist referral. Kind of dismayed over this - pretty much the first time I've had an injury that affects my running.


SnowLeopard said...

Hey man, I'm really sorry about your hip. Be careful with those sports massages though- the last time I had a "sports" massage, I left in more pain than I came in with. I hope you get in some good healing this weekend, and Happy Birthday, again! Listening to Aqualung right now~ thanks for inviting me to you awesome party! :0) The three of us all had a great time.

Anonymous said...

Hips are designed only to last 37 years; then the warranty is expired. You got several extra free days on yours.