And now, we're cooking. I've been told that sometime in the third week is when the PRP kicks in, and yup, that's been my experience. Healing a soft-tissue injury is generally like watching water boil or paint dry - you just don't see changes from day to day.
|Supine plank. |
No, I'm not up to the leg raise yet
Similarly, on Monday I took a few "test jog" steps of running. No go. Hurt. But by Thursday I was jogging pain free. Very slowly. But jogging.
And that's how things have been progressing. I've been upping the jogging day by day. Nothing noteworthy - I'm not even at my normal easy pace yet. But I'm making progress surprisingly fast.
|New bathing suit on order.|
But now, I've decided to add in some interval work. It should make the time pass a little faster, and
also has a mental callousing effect that I've been missing the past few weeks. Staying focused and tough during workouts is a skill, and I haven't had much of a chance to practice that recently.
I did some reading, and started with sets of 4x100m on 2:30 - I was swimming these all out in about 2:02-2:04 (we all have to start somewhere, right?) Any experienced swimmers care to comment on whether this is a reasonable way to structure a basic swimming workouts?
Other suggestions for workouts are welcome - please keep in mind that front crawl is the only real option for me strokewise right now (breaststroke is too much for my hamstring, I veer all over the place in backstroke, so don't want to do in while sharing a lane, and butterfly is a complete no go).