2. I almost don't want to mention it, but it seems as if my piriformis problems are going away. There's still a tiny bit of tightness when I stretch it, but before, during, and after running I feel nothing. Injuries that heal WHAT?! I ran a very gentle 5M progressive (9:55, 9:35, 9:16, 9:01, 8:45) on Tuesday, and the only things I noticed were a bit of stiffness in my knees and a small amount of tightness in my healing IT band. Although there was a tiny bit of tightness/pulling after pool running last night, but I'm going back to the PT today to work that out! What will I
3. I'm interested (but afraid to open Pandora's box) in conversations about race weight. I've never thought about it in training in the past, but I'd like to hear if anyone has thoughts about it, or can point me in the direction of some reading material on it. Mainly, how do you decide what it is and why? I generally eat fairly clean and balanced, with an attempt towards extra protein, and I don't think there is anything really wrong with either my diet or my weight. But I also have no problem indulging in the occasional beer or extra cookie(s), and I do wonder if there's a "perfect" weight - from the angle of racing, not from the angle of being happy with my body. It's mostly just curiosity at this point, because anything that makes me give up my daily mug of ice cream will probably not become a reality.