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2 Weeks and 4 Days to go…..When to do Last LONG Run? Injury Update

People often ask me when they should be doing their last long run.  NYRR posted a good article in their Daily Tip for Monday…


I define Long Run as 18+, so I did mine already, although I will do a 14 miler 8 days before marathon and a very easy pace.

Today I ran 2 loops of Prospect Park, a bit quicker than I ran yesterday.  Groin and foot felt better and I’m starting to wonder if running slow actually agrevates them more…Half Marathon Race they both felt great, easy run…not so great.

For todays run I actually cut a slit in my sock on my strained foot to lessen the pressure of the sock ribbing.  There is currently a 3 inch section of swollen tendon on the top of my foot and it only bothers me when something presses on it, even if only slightly.  So I had to alter my sock and took my lace down one more eyelet.

My new ultrasound wand comes tomorrow.  I have an ultrasound now, called the Exogen Bone Healer, but it has a different function than an ultrasound wand.  It is meant to be placed on one location for 20 minutes, not moved around like a wand.  It was only $120

Ultrasound portable machine

Ultrasound portable machine

Moved Thursdays Tempo workout to Wednesday to include Hindy (he work Thurs morning)…the more the merrier 🙂

  1. Fastman
    October 16, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Alec :
    Great post. Thanks for directing me here from facebook.
    keep up the good blogging

    That’s a great podcast. I really like how easy it is to get and I love the beat. Highly recommended!

  2. Jennifer P.
    October 18, 2009 at 11:16 am

    It’s great that you are doing this! I’ve always admired your drive and athleticism, even more so now as “grown-ups”. Keep up the writing! It’s a great way to record your accomplishments and I can see that you are motivating others!



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