I may have been pushing myself too far.
I ran another race last Saturday, the Reindeer Romp 4k. It was originally scheduled to be before the 5k I did a while ago, but it was rescheduled to to weather. I did run a bit better pace (26:54 for the run, 10:49 per mile), but I was incredibly sore after the ride.
Running in general just seems like a bad idea for my body. I have issues with my knees and hips when running. I also end up sore all over the next day. I do get a stronger endorphin buzz from running than cycling, but I’m not sure if it’s worth it. I don’t enjoy running much at all. I sort of enjoy the first hour or so after a run though.
My shoulder arthritis has flared up again. I’m not sure of the cause. That started to cut into my bike riding, until I got the recumbent out again. I can ride the recumbent without aggravating the shoulder, but now it’s causing knee pain. It may be I need to readjust the seat. I’ve actually gained a little weight since I last rode it regularly.
I took (yet another) break from the YMCA. Spin class really hurts. Swimming aggravates my shoulder.
The real question is am I pushing myself too far? I’m seriously considering dropping out of the triathlon training. I don’t want to. Completing a triathlon would be really cool. It’s still the swimming I’m most worried about though.
I should know in a few more days or weeks.