Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I Gotz Issues

Not those kinds of issues.

I've been listening to my body and taking care of my left knee.  It has been fine while P90Xing, but not so fine while running.  Yesterday, after Plyometrics, I had that same loving feeling in my right knee.  Good news is, at least they match now.

Then, this morning, I was doing Biceps and Back.  I've been switching between weights and bands when I felt it was appropriate.  At the end, we do this set of curls, 4x8-12 reps, where you start out heavy and get lighter.  I started out with the fifteen pound weights, switched to the Gold's Gym bands (with all three bands on at once), then switched to the medium Nike band I bought at Sports Authority.  I felt a very tiny muscle in my back, beneath and outside the left shoulder blade twing like a rubber band.  Ouchee!  I'm wondering if this is part of the building process or am I in trouble.  Good thing next week is a recovery week!  If I can make it through Legs and Back on Friday, I might just have time to recover :-)

Yup, nothing like falling apart just when the end is in sight, and the beginning of triathlon training...

25 comments:

Bob - BlogMYruns.com said...

You may be pushing it a little bit and your body is letting you know...fine line huh :-)

Best wishes on your Tri_trainings !! You are to have a great 09'season!

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

I've had the same kind of thing going on. My knee/quad are fine in the gym doing almost anything, but bothers me when I run. Weird.

Just take the tri buildup slow and I'm betting you will be fine.

Gotta Run said...

Listen to your body..... it will let you know if you are in for trouble.

You are going to turn into a even leaner mean fighting machine for this years Tri season!!!

Nick said...

Sorry to hear about the injuries. Joe Friel talked about Plyometrics in his blog yesterday in an article about risk and reward in training. Might be a worthwhile read for you ... http://www2.trainingbible.com/joesblog/2009/01/risk-and-reward-in-training.html

Juls said...

It sounds like your "recovery week" is well timed. Rest up Wes.

Jess said...

What hurts with the knees?

And sorry to hear of the "twinge" in the back! Did it continue to cause you pain after it happened? Did you ice, etc?

Wes said...

The ligament in that little gap on the outside of the knees is twinging. After I get warmed up it seems to go away. I probably stretched them a bit too much.

Since I was at the end of my workout, my back stopped hurting as soon as I quit. I am not feeling it now, so I don't believe I tore anything. Just a mild strain.

J~Mom said...

I don't know, Wes, that P90X stuff sounds brutal. Take care of yourself!!

Karen said...

"just when the end is in sight"... so does this mean you now have {even more of a} six pack... that you're even more of a stud muffin then you were before {is that possible?}

I guess what I'm asking has P90xing been worth the pain :o)

teacherwoman said...

I hope you didn't hurt yourself. Take care, dude!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Take it easy if you need to. You really dont' want to mess up your knees. Trust me on this. :-)

Mary Gee said...

Glad you have a recovery week to get well.

Calyx Meredith said...

Take care of yourself during your bye week!

wendy said...

ha - are you trying to get out of posting those after pics now?? =)

I hope all comes together with a rest day!

Jess said...

Good luck moving in to recovery week! I hope the back was just soreness from the workouts!

Marcy said...

Yikes Wes!! Slow down baby! That p90x I tell ya , , , LOL

Annette said...

Twinging like a rubberband - not a good sign. Take care of that little twing in your back! Sounds like you were recruiting your back muscles to do those curls. Make sure you pull your shoulders back while you do biceps to try to keep the back out of it.

I was doing some plyo stuff the other day and my knee started talking to me, too. Listen to the knees! You need them. :)

Michelle said...

Ouch! Be careful, Wes! Hope it's nothing serious.

Kevin said...

Well we all knew you hadz issues. J/K

Sounds like it is nothing serious at least.

Duane said...

Heal up Wes!

Jennifer said...

Don't compromise yourself for the upcoming season...pretty soon it's time to get it on!

Missy said...

That Jennifer comment, that's me, sorry DA moment with my alter ego!

Ryan said...

Weight training is for LOSERS!

Just swim/bike/run....a lot and you'll be fine

Oh, I love it when you say TRIATHLON

Pokey said...

Think you are due for some REST. You know what that is...right?? :P

My Life & Running said...

I agree with Karen... maybe the pings are telling you to rest??

I saw a DVD - yoga for knees - have you ever tried something like that?