Sunday, December 13, 2009

skate skiing is evil

7 weeks ago I stopped running. In that time I've done (in reverse chrono order)
6 weeks ago I ran 7 miles with the TMs on the River Trail and roller skied (skate) three out of 5 days
4 weeks ago I walked about 3 miles flagging a trail and I roller skied again once (skate)
3 weeks ago I walked about 3 miles cutting a trail
2 weeks ago I walked about 5 miles marking Blackstrap Hell and about 7 miles over two days picking up Blackstrap Hell
This past week I ran/walked three different times, between 2 and 4 miles.

That's not much activity for 7 weeks. The skate roller skiing aggravated my butt so I stopped. One of the days that I picked up Blackstrap Hell aggravated my butt. But the run/walking this past week was fine. I really felt like I could see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Then I skate skied 9 miles yesterday at Pineland. It was great to get out. But within 1-2 hours of finishing, my piriformis was on fire. And it's been on fire all day today. Skating seems to be the absolute worst activity for this injury. This really sucks.


  1. Aaaarrgh! Not cool.

    Can you at least classic?

  2. That's what I was hoping to do but there were no tracks. Any my skis don't go to straight-ly without tracks!

  3. Ugh Jeff, I'm so sorry. I know how much you were looking forward to ski season, too. Like Ryan said - what about classic skiing? Snowshoeing?

  4. Classic without tracks build character.

  5. Late in the game here on commenting, but really sorry to hear that Jeff. Hope the classic style helps.