Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Pain: tolerable but not high.

I don’t want to start at the beginning because it is too long ago after all I am 40 years old. And that is a big part of the problem. My body is just plain not what it used to be. I could go on with the catalog of stuff that hurts for too long. I’d rather focus on the recovery and come back.

My goals for the winter are:
1. To be pain free.
2. To be able to run.
3. To go in to next year with good base fitness.

I got to this miserable place in part because I have been pushing through too much pain. So now I don’t trust myself to not go too hard.
My PT rocks! He really has helped me through these weird injuries I keep getting. I asked him yesterday how much pain I should allow myself to ride with. He says, “it is probably not a good idea to try to push through the pain but to keep it a tolerable (but not high) level.”
So I’ve got a mission. I’ve got to drive to ride for a while so I can ride flats. It is all climbing in my neck of the woods. So it is off to Lincoln on Sunday. I’ll see if I can get any of the veloloco boys to go with but I’m not holding my breath

1 comment:

judi said...

I am having that pain too. In fact, just saw a chiro today who dx'ed me with ITBS - iliotibial band syndrome. No climbing for me either. And no running. Hope your injury heals up soon.