Mileage reporting 9th week 2014

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  1. Bare Lee Chapter Presidents
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    Mon am: 3.1 mi,
    4:30 am start,
    3F/-16F windchill.

    Nice slow run in Sockwa G4s and Drymax socks over compacted snow, ice, and crusty slush. Will try to run 3 miles each day this week on my morning run commute. I hope I can make a habit of this.

    Yesterday: no deadlifts, but sledding with the kids. We got another 10 inches of snow Thursday-Friday last week.

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  2. Line Kolbe Barefooters
    1. Sweden
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    I'm still here. I'm doing a lot of walking.. :) and of course I'm still lifting weights a lot.
    I'm 5 weeks out from my first physique competition this spring. I have 3.

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  3. Scratch Barefooters
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    Ran about 4.5 miles yesterday, with about .75 miles done barefoot as there was a nice dry stretch of road and I wanted to feel skin to ground again. It also felt nice to run in in shorts and one shirt, thin gloves, but no hat. It might be a while to that little of clothing happens again, but it sure felt good to be outside and not feel this winter's icy grip. Now we're back to cold again, but even so, with the longer daylight and higher sun, there'll still be some more melting of the snowpack.

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  4. mokaman Chapter Presidents
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    Easy 31 minute run local roads, sunny mid-50'sF....had a bit of mild ankle and hamstring soreness from my last run but it faded away during today's run. Looks like the cooler weather will return this week maybe I can get one more sub-40F run in this week.

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    1.53 miles on lunch break, twice up a steep friggen hill... Ugh! Good hill training though.
  6. scedastic Barefooters

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    sunday: 4 mi, finally warm enough for socks and sandals (temps in upper teens with howling wind, but dry pavement and some ice. yeah. that was a big improvment),
    just a few weights
    swim, over an hour, but a lot of intervals w breaks,

    monday: 30 min at gym, a few min on the elliptical, leg presses, sit ups
    45 min swim
  7. happysongbird Chapter Presidents
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    So, is your hip feeling better?

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  8. scedastic Barefooters

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    thanks for asking.
    Sort of, I think so, gradually. The pain was originally on the right side of about where my tailbone ends, as in my glutes, but not in the muscles. It then began to travel to my hip on that side, though I think that part of it is mostly better.
    I've been sitting in the car in this very strange way, like not allowing my butt to touch the seat,keeping all pressure off my spine as long as I can stand it (I spend about 2 hrs driving most days), and getting a glute workout in the process. I have also been avoiding sitting as much as I can, and avoiding driving if possible (not usually).
    Also, been doing mad squats whenever I think of it.
    Rolling around on a tennis ball or whatever seems to help only the pain when it is most acute, and only for a few minutes.

    I'm still not as mobile on that side (so stretching my leg to touch my toes is much harder on the right), and it does hurt to run, so 4 miles was about my limit, but I think I'm making gradual progress.
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    Glad to hear it seems to be getting better. Hope you continue to make progress!

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  10. Scratch Barefooters
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    About 3.5 miles last evening, a good relaxed easy run. I hope the weather cooperates this week and I can get in another 12.4 miles before the calendar flips over to March.

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  11. Runlite01 Barefooters
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    Nice 5 mile run at 4:45 am., 50 deg. f.. I felt a few drops but got this run in just before we got a small rain shower.

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  12. jldeleon Chapter Presidents
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    Go on Amazon and order a coccyx (donut) pillow. You can then sit anywhere without any pressure on that area. Sounds like your SI joint is involved. Bummer. Been there, done that. A chiropractor could help a lot. Massage does work but it's a difficult place to self-massage. And don't ever do self-work on your tailbone. If you are able, see a Chiropractor or MT.

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  13. happysongbird Chapter Presidents
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    Monday - 25 minutes of swimming in the early afternoon, then 60 minutes on spin bike in the evening watching movie with hubby (who was on his own spin bike....)

    Tuesday (today) - near perfect 6.33 miles S2G in a balmy 46°F. So different from my chilly run at the same temps last week! Ran at a sustainable pace, with some variations in speed depending on how I felt and the ground. Several challenging hills involved, but I didn't overwork myself and I feel good. The bottoms of my feet are feeling the effects of overall rougher pavement, but not beat up.

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    1.8 miles
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  15. jldeleon Chapter Presidents
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    3.5 miles, 35 minutes, mild gravelly/shattered chipseal "trail" in my mvffs. Yes, you should say "on your left" to a horse's rider. You're welcome. Just got about 12 adjustments done by the DC. She adjusted the exact spot scedastic was talking about near his tailbone. :)

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  16. Bare Lee Chapter Presidents
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    Mon pm: Deadlifts, added 50 pounds, no problem, may add another 30-50 next time.

    Tues am: 3.1 mi run -- cold, icy, fun.

    Tues pm: Bench press, Biceps curls, and triceps extensions. Got back to my max bench for the first time in several months, and managed two reps at that! Then pyramided down a bit, in 10-lb increments. Added 20 pounds to my biceps curls, also no problem. The st is coming back quickly now.

    Wed am: 3.1 mi run, it's -9F/-28F windchill, my butt and thighs started to feel a bit chilly towards the end. It's supposed to get up to 20F today, however, so I may do a double this aft in order to get in a little soleful stimulation. Even with the Sockwas, I feel like running with such an ultra thin sole helps maintain the calluses. Probably just my imagination, but my plantar skin is still reasonably thick.
    Sced, I've never done leg presses much (squats and deadlifts are more natural movements that work the same muscles, and don't require special equipment), but it seems like it might be a good idea to lay off them while you work through your lower back pain. With the leg press, don't you brace yourself against the area that's bugging you? Also, depending on how you do sit-ups, those can also put a lot of pressure on the lower back. If I were you, I would try stretching out the hammies, piri formis, and iliotibial band and walk a lot. In any case, I hope you heal up soon.

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  17. Scratch Barefooters
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    6 easy and relaxed miles yesterday, Predicted high temps for today and the next 2 days are for 15 - 25 degrees below normal. Gugglkrlalk is all I can say about this winter. NWS is calling for continued well below normal cold next week, although Accuweather is calling for a warming trend towards the end of next week. I hope Accuweather is right on this.

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  18. scedastic Barefooters

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    tuesday: 2.5 mi in the morning, a good hour swim at lunch.
    wednesday: nothing till later. maybe gym, maybe nothin.
  19. scedastic Barefooters

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    The pain is so strange I don't know how to describe it, but definitely not in my back muscles. More like tailbone. When it was bad it traveled up my back a little.
    I've been trying to work glutes and back more to keep the muscles warm and to keep them from getting weak. This almost feels like a pinched nerve. Stationary work on the glutes and legs feels good (squats, weights, etc), but the motion of swinging the leg forward makes the muscles not want to fire.
    I will likely lay off the leg presses though per your advice. In the past, I have gotten weirdness in my IT band before from it. I was just looking for something to work my legs more while laying off the running. So far, the presses don't seem to bother anything.
    The squats and deadlifts really seem to help the pain, so I will stick with that.

    Honestly, I am convinced it's from sitting in this goofy nonergonomic car since last December. The more I avoid letting my self rest onto the seat (40 min of not letting my butt touch the seat whew), the better I feel.
    It's slowly getting better.
    If it doesn't, yeah, I need to look into PT or something.
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  20. Bare Lee Chapter Presidents
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    Yah, I was relating your experience to a time when I helped my brother move. First day, loaded up a big semi. Second day sat all day in passenger seat driving from Denver to Chicago. Third day, after unloading just a few boxes, I could barely bend over and walked with a limp. The pain was really sharp. While sitting in the truck one side of my lower back muscles stiffened up. Probably a very unergonomic seat like yours. I assumed I had pulled a muscle, so I rested for two to three weeks. But it didn't get any better. So I saw a doctor and he told me to stop resting and to stretch and walk. I went on a lot of walks and stopped frequently to bend over and stretch. At first it was painful, but within a few days, I was right as rain.

    If you can, also try standing up at your desk from time to time, and maybe even do box jumps, even just a short height.

    Not saying any of this will be your cure, just putting it out there in case it helps. I feel eternally indebted to you for your Hopslam rec.

    For the leg presses, I meant that the back of the machine's seat presses against your lower back, or coccyx area, which is an area that normally doesn't get subjected to that kind of pressure. More and more, I find myself completely against any exercise that veers away from natural movements, planes, ranges of motion, or stresses. Most free weight exercises recreate fairly natural movements. A lot of machines, racks, and stands force the body into unnatural movements. Even the biceps curl, when done standing and without a preacher curl stand, is a fairly natural movement. I do it all the time when I pick my toddler up off the floor.

    In my new st routine, I've tried to organize exercises around these basic movements:

    Lifts, Pushes, Rows, Squats, Dips, Pulls, & Presses.

    But really, it's mostly just pushing and pulling:

    Pushes: Deadlifts, squats, bench press, shoulder press, dips, triceps extensions, etc.
    Pulls: Rows, pull-ups/-downs, biceps curls.

    I use seven different terms to make it easy to label each set of exercises and order them in a week, so that different body areas are worked on different days:

    Sunday, Mon, Tues, Wednes, Thurs, Fri, & Sat
    Bottom, Front, Back, Bottom, Front, Back, & Top.
    Lifts, Pushes, Rows, Squats, Dips, Pulls, & Presses.
    Push, Push, Pull, Push, Push, Pull, & Push.

    (Excuse the digression, quasi highjack, but I'm really keyed up about the new routine!)

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