How Easily...

grand plans of cleaning the house fall apart when you can barely move your arms. Anyone got a quick recovery plan for an entirely overworked upper body?

Thursday I did an upper body work out with Daisy. Thought maybe my left arm needed some strengthening. Think long think wrong right?

I woke up yesterday and could not unbend my left arm. My right was sore, but not like the left. Definitely something is not right!

So what do I do last night? Go out and dance to trance music for 2+ hours at Traffic. Now my whole upper body is a wreck :) But boy was dancing fun!

Tomorrow is the Youngstown half. I'm not "racing" it because recovery would be too long and I am supposed to start my 4 weeks of actual training Monday. The last three weeks were recovery from Tampa and the 50k, the next 4 will be focused training, and then a 3 week taper. (I'm used to a 2 week taper but I guess the first time around I should stick to the plan and if it doesn't work then I can modify it next time around!) I just hope I can bend my arms tomorrow because despite running Youngstown as a training run I am still going to need these little arms to help get me up all the hills!

5 comments:

tracie said...

a good soak in an epsom bath will help to loosen and relax those arms. good luck and i hope they feel better soon! :)

Curly Su said...

ugh, youngstown. ! have fun...

Brian said...

I have some good oxy. I can bring some to the race. They will at least help you sleep well. You won't feel a thing

Brett S. said...

I think we are on the same training plan. I started my taper by bench pressing for the first time in months. Hell why no try to throw up my body weight to see if I can still do it... Well I did but my chest has been sore all week and now I have a marathon in the morning.
Good luck with the arm and the half.

Dana said...

Some upper body workout! I agree w/ doing an epsom salt bath. Good luck at the half!