Posted by: Steven Hammer | May 31, 2010

My first “zero week”

This week has been what Hal Higdon calls “zero week,” one in which recovery is to take place. Short runs, low intensity, etc…

I can now see why this is a good idea. I was pretty sore for a few days this week, and finally got out yesterday for an 8-miler with hills. It felt great to be back out there, and my confidence after the Fargo Marathon is soaring. I’m excited to drive up to Duluth and run my second 26.2.

Injury report: I found out that my longtime hamstring/glute/insertion point injury has little to do with muscle: it’s apparently my sciatic nerve. I’m not sure if this makes me feel better or worse…anyway, I’ll try some new exercises and stretches to alleviate that issue.

Still working the Vibrams into the weekly running, up to about 15% of total miles now spent “barefooting,” and despite  some soreness (the good kind of soreness) in my calves and feet, I still have a crush on the practice.

Yeah, nothing much happening this week.


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