Dash-Splash-Push is in Twelve Days. 3 Mile run, 300 Yd swim, all the consecutive competitive judged pushups one can muster. Four weeks later, I'm hoping for a PR at the Run For the Zoo 10K.
This is supposed to be my peak training week, with one week "taper" which mostly means that I wouldn't be moving on to week 6 of the push-up challenge (would hang onto whatever day I got to previously and repeat) and wouldn't be doing hills or speed work the Thursday before the race. Up until now, I'd say my training has been going well for Dash-Splash-Push, but not quite as well for positioning myself for a 10K PR four weeks later.
Until this weekend, that is. At that point everything began to unravel.
From my last post, you see that I missed my long run this weekend. I also didn't start my pushups for the week. Nor did I swim.
No cause for panic. Stuff happens, right?
Sure, but yesterday morning I started having back spasms. Ever have those? To say they suck is an understatement. I could barely move. My assumption is that this is related to pushing that darn car. I knew I needed to use my legs, but at some point, I probably strained my back.
I stayed home from work. Called into a few very important meetings, but otherwise spent the day stretching, using ice, ibuprophen, moist heat, and whatever tricks I could find to try to get my back to calm down. This was so that I could do simple thing, you know, like getting up to go to the bathroom. Nice, huh?
Today my back is better (no spasms), but not good (hurts like crazy). I'm going to work from home again and might try going to the chiropractor.
There is no way I can run or swim or do pushups or go to the gym. And in fact, I'm wondering how long it will take to be able to do any of that stuff without back pain. I sure hope it's less than twelve days.