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vgpedlr wrote:Congratulations on another 13.1!
I'm an endurance junkie myself training for and racing off-road: running, mountain biking and triathlon. Have you tried foam rolling for your IT band? A lot of people with IT band issues sear by it. Many running sources have instructions. Also, since you reflected on how your training may have led to it, I highly suggest you check out the work of Dr. Phil Maffetone. His nutrition advice doesn't match what we have here, but his heart rate based training method has worked very well for me since I switched last year.
Knut wrote:Very cool and good job. Hope the knee comes along...
I've been fortunate in that I've been injury free... other than the occasional side trip off of some cliff on my motorcycle and the occasional niggle from a slight meniscus tear in my R knee (that I was able to treat with rehab and lots of exercise)
Did the SLO Marathon at the last minute, only trained for it for a month or so so I was just happy to finish. I've always preferred running short and fast so a marathon is a bit of a chore. Couldn't have done it if I hadn't lost over 100 lbs in the last few months. Lucky for me some of my past athletic ability hung around after 10 years of being asleep and 100 lb gain.
You did great...
velvetelvis wrote:Spiral --
Congratulations on your completing the half marathon. I'm winded reading about it.
Have you heard of Chi Running? Just Google it and it will take you to them. They claim to correct form to be injury free. Lots of hopefully helpful information there, a lot of it free, a newsletter, training get-togethers, instructor courses and now an online training feature. I signed up for the newsletter to forward it to my son, who is a runner. They also have a Chi Walking part.
Good luck. I hope it helps.
vgpedlr wrote:Didn't realize it was you commenting on my blog about heart rate training. I'll just add that you do get faster at low intensities. I've improved almost three minutes per mile at my 140 bpm heart rate. Famous triathlete Mark Allen had the same experience, then went on to crush Ironman Hawaii six times. As a triathlete, I don't run consecutive days very often, and that keeps me injury free. But I did have a little knee discomfort some time back. I heard from numerous sources that knee issues are usually related to tight hip flexors. So I spent some time stretching them with various lunges and it helped a lot. But you're right: injury results from too much volume or intensity too soon. Heal well, and come back slowly. Good luck!
cpapq4 wrote:Before I get started writing about my latest half marathon experience, I want to ask all of you, do you have any endurance events you are training for? If so, what is the event?
I started "running" this March. I have been using Jeff Galloway's run walk run method. I train 3 days a week. My long run is on sundays. So far my longest run has been 5 miles. My other 2 training days are Tuesday and Thursday at 30 minutes. Rest day is Saturday . Monday Wednesday and Friday are for cross training. I usually just go for walks or do T-Tapp excercise video.
I am training for a 1/2 marathon in September call You go Girl. My ultimate goal is to do a 1/2 at Walt Disney World. Between now and September I have a couple of 5k planned. One is while on a cruise on Castaway Cay . I plan on running 1 minute walk 1 minute for the entire race.
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