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

October 13, 2009 2 comments

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

THE LAST LONG RUN?

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 🙂

10/12/09 Easy 4miles…marathon weather already!

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

I took Sunday off, to rest aches. Today, 4 miles easy around the Park. Felt decent. Groin and foot a little sore, knee felt great. It was chilly today 49 and breezy. Thats good though, I need to get used to the cooler weather. I’m hoping marathon is in the mid 50’s. But after this weekend’s performance by the winners in Chicago marathon, maybe I want it colder. Wanjiru set the Chicago record with 2:05:41 in 33 degree weather. Fastest marathon on US soil.

Plan to run 6-7 tomorrow, easy. Will continue ice treatment, light stretching on groin, and ice on foot. Ibuprofen in now a staple, trying to keep the inflammation down and help the healing process

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