@RayofSunshine - I am going to suggest what you don't want to hear. This is what I have done with success: Rest, ice (10mins on/10mins off for an hour a couple times throughout the day) and anti-inflammatories (if you can/will take them). That is only if you don't have any shooting pains down your legs. If you do have that, all bets are off - and get thee to a doc for an eval. Also, watch the Drag Factor with your rows if you are doing light rows. Drop it down. Heal now and play later. David is right ... don't screw around with your back. Losing a week or so of your training may be worth it long term. Otherwise, this may be a chronic, lingering injury that will last even longer. Hope it heals quickly.RayOfSunshine wrote: Tuesday was a rest day, but I rested Wednesday & Friday as well. Thursday I did a light session. Today is week 6, day 1 of BPP (7500 SS). The back still doesn't feel any better. It feels like a strain, but it doesn't feel that bad. It's super annoying though and I'm frustrated since I'm not sure what to do.
Cycle 5/Week 2
I did my second 30R20 ever today. Apparently, when I did my first in April 2017, the focus was not the same as today as that pace/meters was slow/low (6,385m). Must have been a recovery row. Today was not that kind of row. I really wasn't sure how to pace it either, so just quasi- winged it. With 8mins remaining in my session I figured out what the goal of the famous 30R20 is. Not comfortable. Remembered the suggestion from someone on here to watch the technique and the back on this one, so when the going got tough that was my focus - injury prevention. So at least now I have a baseline for my next 30R20. Since it was my first real attempt, it was also a PR.