While I haven't been doing a lot of running lately (hip injury), I have been playing some softball – which is funny since it's what got me injured in the first place! The hip seems to be all better now, as does my ability to go running. If only the weather would cooperate or I would stop being such a whimp and go out for some 45-50 degree runs in the rain. Is it summer yet?
Our all-girls slow pitch softball team had our first scrimmage yesterday and we won (something like 16-10). One inning we even went through 15 hitters. I thought ultras were tiring but after 4 innings at shortstop, 4 hits in 4 at-bats, and running he bases 3.5 times I was ready for an ice bath and post ultra feast. The opposing catch asked me in the 4th inning if I was tired yet since I'd been up every inning. Was it obvious? I also used some fast twitch muscle fibers that have been dorment since the ice age. Short fast spurts running between bases is nothing like running a long trail race!
All-in-all it was a fun game. We have some tightening up to do if we plan to take our team from worst in the league last year to best this year (almsot entire new team). Opening day is Sunday – double header time!
Now if only I can get in some long runs to increase my ability to play 4-5 innings of softball without passing out.
Happy Running & Dirty Feet,