Friday, January 11, 2013

The Sun is Coming Out

This morning I ran 6 easy miles and the headline is I feel MUCH better. I did not feel the tendonitis until mile 5.

As a comparison, I ran 6.5 yesterday (4 at 6:00 pace in an effort to get something faster in) and although I got through it okay, today's run was far better in terms of pain. I felt the tendonitis a half mile into yesterday's run.

I'm continuing to ice, advil, stretch, foam role and now I'm adding a prescription creme on the tendon area, which in all honesty might have been the trick to feeling so good this morning.

I also met with my old chiro, Dr. Beck, earlier this afternoon. I was a bit torn as to whether I should even see him given how well my run went. Yesterday, I was ready to use potentially harmful tactics (read agressive ART, cortisone shot) in an effort to curb the problem, but by today I had backed off that ledge. Beck used his fingers to push the "junk" out from under the tendons, added K-tape to the area, told me to ice, keep applying that lotion and on Saturday, after the workout, take my fingers and push out the "junk" that might have collected under the tendon.

Also, my head cold is (slowly) on its way out the door...finally.

While I'm not ready to spike the football yet, I'm now at least winning the game.

Tomorrow, I will run my planned pre-marathon workout - mile warm-up, 5:55, 5:50, 5:45, 3 or 4 x 5:40 mile ~ or more simply, the first 6-7 miles of the marathon. 

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