Sunday, December 30, 2007

A real pain in the ...

Can you tell from the grin on his face that the chocolate treats are safely locked in his car? This was the view at the 7 mile pit stop point today as we grabbed some water before continuing along on our run. About a 1/2 mile later Andrew played the spoiler and dropped his bombshell, "What about those Patriots going 16-0?" he asked. I could've killed him. You see, I had watched the 1st 1/2 of the game, taped the remainder because it was getting late and was planning to enjoy it at home after todays long run without knowing the result! Grrr!

Not too much else to say about today's long run. It was a nice calm morning after the storm with mild temperatures around the freezing mark. We just cruised along gabbing away as usual at a very easy pace. After losing Andrew at the 11 mile mark, where he turned to head back to his (undeserved) treats, Jon and I continued to finish the full 17 mile loop. Total time of 2:23 for an average 8:25 pace including pit stops was not too shabby.

Over the last 4-5 miles my sore hamstring/butt acted up again as it has over the last few long runs. It really is time to do something about this 'Pain in the Butt' because it's putting a damper on the finish of my runs as I limp in over the final miles. The restriction in my stride is now getting to be enough of an issue that I must do something about it. A few stretches are in order at least. Wish me luck.

Have a good week and a Happy New Year!

13 comments:

Jamie said...

Nice job on the run. Here's to 19-0!

Dusty said...

He should have to give you the chocolate for that! Happy 2008!

Mark said...

Happy New Year and good luck with the hamstring.

Phil said...

Good luck with the hamstrings!

BTW ... I won't complain about the cold again after looking at your pictures.

Have a great 2008. Keep the comments coming. I always appreciate your insight.

Andrew said...

Do something about that hamstring! It's been several weeks now. I think maybe a massage would help you.

Sorry about the spoiling act. The chocolates were tasty.

Grellan said...

Look after your hamstring n' happy new year.

J. Garry Power said...

I have been using a self massage kit from Trigger Point that really works. It has different size rollers and really seems to be able to get at those tough spots. With my funky Achilles I keep in my office at work and use it a couple of times a day. Might be worth a try.
Happy New Year to you and the rest of the family and good luck in 2008!

Thomas said...

Why is a Canadian so interested in a foreign sport anyway?

(That's from someone who tends to stay up all night to watch the super bowl)

Michael Jay Dotson said...

Wishing you the best of running in 2008. You're right to start focusing on keeping that butt/hamstring pain check. Nip it in the budd now.

Marc said...

Mike - Best of luck with the hamstrings. You should come down here and get a sports massage from Karin. She is from Germany and gives a no-nonsense (no incense, no new age music)sports massage. Good stuff.

Andrew may have spoiled the game for you, but at least you'll beat him into 2008.

Happy New Year!

DawnB said...

Happy New Year Mike!!

robtherunner said...

Good luck with the pain in the butt and Happy New Year! I hate it when movies, books, games, etc. get spoiled before I finish them.

Keith power said...

Mike Happy New Years, I had a chronic problem like yours a few years back. What fixed me was the bone cracker, my back and neck was out?? Just something to think about, if the massage doesn't work?
Keith