My piriformis had some harsh words for me this week so it was kind of a rough week. Not sure if it was from the agility trial or what. I eliminated the power hiking this week and only ran once which did not go well. I had a chat with the chiroprator/p.t. about it and his suggestion was to keep at it though don't go running/hiking through any sharp pain. If I rest the piriformis it will feel better but it'll shorten up and then when I start up again I'll have to go through all of this once again. So I'm going back to the run/walk on rolling terrain, maybe a hike toward the end of the week if I feel I can tolerate it. I have to ice it as well. Supposedly he's seen a lot of cases like this resolve under this plan but it will likely take months. Fun. I'm hoping I don't develop any compensatory injuries in the meantime.
Was also dragging in general after the agility trial. Not sure why those things knock the stuffing out of me, especially since I only had one dog doing 2 runs a day. Could have been the dust in the arena, maybe it takes a few days for it to totally work its way out of my lungs.
I started logging my numbers into an online spreadsheet through Training Peaks so the format here may change to a simple weekly posting of number totals for the week unless I can figure out how to post their fancy pie charts and graphs over here. As things get busier I know I won't keep such a detailed log here but I want to keep up with tracking the numbers so the commercial log is the easiest and it's free.
Swim: 2400 yards (mid-day masters, Amy coach, tired and dragging behind)
Agility: Running dogwalk practice in the a.m.
Mountain Bike: 16.5 miles/1 hours, 54 mins. (Broadway/Eagle Trail/Boulder Valley Loop/Left
Hand out and back/home via Boulder Valley/Eagle/Broadway, Windy!)
Swim: 2450 yards (mid-day masters, Curt coach, slow, 100's were low 140's instead of high 130's)
Agility: Running dogwalk in the a.m. and zig-zag drill, hard to run, piriformis sore
Chiropractor in the afternoon
Mountain Bike: 21.75 miles/2 hours, 5 mins. (Broadway/Eagle Trail/Boulder Valley Loop/Left
Hand out and back/Boulder Rez loop/home via Boulder Valley/Eagle/Broadway
Winds were calm. Warm, 60's.
Run: 2.1 miles/30 mins. (6 mins. run/1 min. walk, concrete bike path in Westminster)
Piriformis was very sore, hard to run properly.
2 mile walk at lunch.
Total Training Hours: 6:29:00
Swim: 4850 yards/2:00:00
Mtn Bike: 38.25 yards/3:59:00
Run: 2.10 mi/30 mins. (6 mins. run/1 min. walk)
122 lbs (+.4)