It has been TWO WEEKS since I have tried to race walk....actually it may even be longer. But the day had come that I was to try a small walk. Wouldnt you pick it.....its pouring with rain and high winds. So I asked Coach...can I use the treadmill???
So armed with my new arch supports, I headed to the gym. I was really nervous about this......I turned the treadmill on and hit it to 9.5km per hour.....took a deep breathe and hit go on my watch. I think I held my breathe for about 10 steps and slowly let it out as I realised that it had not hurt. NO stabbing pain in my back, hip or glute. OMG....it felt so good.
I slowly stretched out and started to relax. After a km I started dropping my knee a little more for each stride and testing my hip and glute. I felt great. Infact its the best I have felt walking in a long time.
I almost carried on for 5km but Coach had said 4km and I was wearing new inserts so didnt want to push my body to far.
Total time was 25:20 and I am very happy with that.
Just one last chiro session to go. AMA is now looking promising.