I am starting to get nervous. My hip is only about 90%. The best diagnosis is that I injured the sacrotuberous ligament and the piriformis in the left hip. Ligaments are difficult to heal. It has been nearly a month since I did a long run.
And the constant rain is killing any long bike rides. It has been raining nearly everyday in Colorado for more than a month (it was running on muddy trails that caused the hip injury). I have an indoor trainer but a trainer workout needs to be high intensity to be effective. My hip can’t take that.
The rain affects swimming, as well. I should be starting open water swims by now and definitely this weekend. But the water is too cold (54 degrees).
I have already scratched from the Grand Junction triathlon and the Bolder Boulder 10K. Now my coach and I have decided that the Boulder Half Ironman will be a training day. In other words, I will do the event but at training intensity. I haven’t scratched from the Triple Bypass cycling event in July but cancelling is very likely. I will need every day to rebuild my run.
The full Ironman is only ten weeks away. Yikes. I am getting very nervous.