BioFreeze, a heating pad and the ability to work from home all contributed to my back feeling MUCH better yesterday. Heck, it felt so much better I decided to head over to the GCS track workout last night.
I didn't really plan on doing the workout, really just wanted to get a little easy running in if possible and a little socialization with fellow runners. It seems the older we get the more we all talk about our latest injury. Sometimes it's good to compare notes or just use each other as a sounding board to vent a little.
After an easy 1+ mile run on the track relatively pain free I decided to give the workout a try, but would throttle it back, promising to quit at the first sign of pain or discomfort. No additional setbacks required for me.
After a short run down the street to a moderate 300m hill or so, we jumped right into 5 hill repeats, returned to the track and finished with 2 miles on the track at 5k pace. Generally speaking it was a pretty easy workout, probably because I was running much slower than normal, but at least I was running.