I'm delighted that i have a month of running under my belt and a couple of good swims this march, but the bike is still a bit of an issue for my hip. That being said, personal training and coaching is going better than I would have hoped for this time of year compared to last. Devoting more time to others than myself pays dividends, and not only that, but watching "my" athletes excel is an awesome feeling.
In the past 2 week my running mileage is near where it usually hangs out for most of my base/maintain fitness training. Without having a "race" to train for I am just trying to work on form, get my legs back and push every now and then to see if i can run faster with out getting sloppy and re-injury my hip. So far, it mainly hurts when i run too many hills or trails. Like i did this morning at the NO Frills All Thrills Trail 5 mile race - sponsored by Runnin Gear, Brighton MI. Ran a good time though for the soggy spongy conditions on the trails (28:50). Other than that I have felt relatively good on the track and flat surfaces. My run stride still needs a lot of work since changing it 31 days ago.
The swimming is going well. My speed is not quite to where it was last November before IM AZ, however, my swimming has never been this "good" this early in the season. Already back up to 3000 yard workouts (3 months after rotator cuff surgery) which gives me a lot of confidence once i decide it is time to race again.
Biking is another story. I have tried to put in some miles and not push it too hard but the stretch in the glutes is just giving the hip some issues. I probably need to give it some time and let all the surrounding muscles and tendons heal 100%. In the mean time, I am waiting on Blue Bicycles to deliver the Triad SL LE (tt bike) and the AC1 (road bike). I look forward to riding on some new bikes this season and I hope a slight change in geometry and fit will alleviate the slight discomfort in the hip. If not I will just have to adjust to the pain in my side and trust God on this one, as the Apostle Paul wrote in
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