I went to a Sports Physio this week and found that my nerve is caught in my SI Joint and its also very tight and stiff. I also needed to have my Psoas released as it had rotated my pelvis - which explains why I have had no power in my walking. She has requested that I do no speed work for 2 or 3 weeks. Guess this means the Sunday morning 3km series is now out too.
My coach had suggest I walk 6 - 8km this weekend and I had every intention of doing so today but we both ended up busy out for the day and before I knew it ... I was out of safe time to train.
So Shane suggested we walk together. Only I would race walk for about 2.5 to 3 km which is the length of the walkway and back to him. Plus it was a wee test for my hip/back as I will do the 6 - 8km on Sunday.
Its 520m from our place to the start of the walkway. When we got to the walkway I started out racewalking. Again for the first 50m it hurt....not as much as before but still it hurt as I tried to get a stride. I almost stopped but as I was contemplating it, the pain stopped so I continued. I felt smooth and fast....one I was able to get my right leg forward I had my power back. WOW what a difference a psoas makes. I checked my watch as I went through one km and was shocked to see it was under 6min .... YES!!!! that felt more like it. I turned and racewalked back to Shane and nearly carried on but I just dont want to push to hard just yet. Will see how I feel in the morning after doing that.
In the data attached you can see two full kms both at 5.52 and 5.51 that is way faster than I have ever walked on that walk way. I must say it was encouraging......I have been rather down about it all.
walk with Shane and some r/w