This week was 12 miles of “real running,” 3 miles of pool-running, and 13,000 yards of swimming -- training log is here.
This week was front loaded, as I got PRP done on Friday, and just vegged the rest of the weekend. Which was different. It's been a LONG time since I've done nothing but lay on the couch.
BTW, not like I was in a huge amount of pain requiring me to rest. By Saturday midday, nearly all of the soreness was past. As of Monday, the only thing that really hurts is my left sitbone (where the tendon attaches) if I sit directly on it. The whole couchbound thing was because you are supposed to rest as much as possible after getting PRP, to let it settle. Many times, people wear boots for a few days after, but not an option for me because a) they don't really make boots for hips, and b) if I wore a boot on my right foot, it would just place more work on the left hamstring. So I just rested as much as possible.
[I also want to make sure people know - PRP wasn't THAT painful. Not like I was crying or flinching. It was just fairly unpleasant, and I wanted to make sure I didn't conceal that from others considering it. It's not just a simple shot and then you're fixed]
Plan for the next bit of time is swimming with a pull buoy. Hamstring doesn't feel much different - still stiff in the normal places. But I know that's normal and expected for PRP - the results aren't instant. I just need to take care to really spare both my hamstring and foot for the next several days, to ensure I get the max benefit from the PRP.
That means swimming with a pull buoy. And studying up on fancy words like "catch" and "pull" and phrases like "elbows high" as I work on my swimming form. Because I'm happier when I have something to work on.