After my test run last Sunday, I didn’t run again until Friday. Oh, except like a quarter mile at my form evaluation Tuesday. That’s the kind of week it was. At least I kind of made up for it over the weekend. I ran 1.4 miles around the neighborhood Friday
and 2 trail miles Sunday. Kara got to come with me this time.
Although she doesn’t understand the concept of “pacing yourself” and had to stop for a lie down at the halfway point.
Oh yes, I also made it to pool running class once. As for the running form evaluation, it mostly confirmed what we’ve been working on with PT. Not nearly the “ideal” amount of hip extension (because tight hip flexors) and more hip drop on the injured side (more likely because of injury than causing it).
The most interesting part to me is that apparently I land with my leg too straight. It’s not completely straight, but the “ideal” bend is around 60 degrees. I’m not sure I ever knew this?! Landing with your knee more bent decreases the force it has to absorb (sorry, knee) and also causes you to land with more of a mid-foot strike. Something to work on…
In unrelated news, I harvested the last greens out of the garden before we got into single digit temps this weekend. We had a tiny cabbage, a bit of kale, a lot of turnip greens, and a massive pile of parsley. The photo does not do it justice – I think there’s easily 20 cups’ worth. Have any favorite recipes that use tons of parsley?
Have you ever had a running form evaluation?