Post By: Darren Brown – Husband/Father/Coach
Last week, the onset of PGP (Pevlic Girdle Pain – AKA SPD, Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction) caused us to remove running and lifting from the last four days of Sarah’s schedule, replacing it with even more cross-training and corrective exercises. This allowed us to combat the pain while still keeping volume up. It seemed to work, as Sarah’s pain level decreased significantly by the end of the weekend. Turn the page, and this week, we began to build some easy running and weights back into the schedule.
We took this week day by day, adding in one piece at a time; then, sitting back to see how Sarah’s body would react to the stimulus. This is a new process for me. Having worked together since 2012, I had become accustomed to how Sarah’s body & mind would react to certain stimuli. Now, however, I am having to learn this process all over again … and the worst thing I could do at this point would be to rush it. We have a lot of time and made some really good progress this week. We continued to perform the corrective exercises alongside a heavy volume of cross-training, but also managed to run a solid 30 miles (across 5 days), with a long run of an hour and even some strides added in on Friday. We continued to avoid lateral movements and completed her two planned quality workouts on the ElliptiGO. Overall, we are very happy with the week’s training. Continue reading