Archive for the ‘Injuries’ Category

The only time I really stop running when I’m sick is when I have a sinus infection and I only got that twice before. I’ve had a runny nose the past two days and I came across this today which I think is interesting. I think most runners go by the “above the neck” motto.

via Know When to Stop Exercising When You Have a Cold [Body Hacks].

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The bad luck continues…

Posted: September 13, 2010 in Injuries, Training

After recovering from a head cold I ended up getting a killer stomach bug from my son who is only 6 months old. Turns out this little fella gave it to the whole family. We all went down like flies for 24 hours each. I was the last to get it and it zapped me with any bit of energy I had for 24 hours simply because I couldn’t hold down a meal. Ended up losing 6-8 lbs during the ordeal. I’m just glad it happened to me on the weekend and not the week day. I wanted to go for some type of run but all I could do was just lay around all day. Felt pretty worthless.

With that setback added to my cold that I had before, this past week ended up being the lowest weekly mileage I had in over two years. This includes weeks were I had injuries that kept me from running.

In other news this weekend I plan on running the monthly 5k in Georgetown. I only have about 4 days to get back in shape to run a decent time. I know that is not enough but I have no choice. At least this time I’ll get to complete the run because I won’t be pushing a crying toddler.

Back in black.

Posted: August 31, 2010 in Injuries, Training

My foot is completely fine now. After taking it slow for almost a week I have no more pain after being on my feet for a while. My first real run that I went on since my injury just happened to be a buzz run. I spent the day at the in laws, had a few beers and my wife drove me back to the house. When I got back my dog was going insane because he spent all day inside so I decided to take him on a run. I ended up going on a slow 3 mile jog, but it felt like I ran a half marathon. For some reason things just went by really really slow for me. I don’t recommend running anything more than a few miles with a buzz on due to hydration issues. I didn’t have any problems but I could definitely see myself getting dehydrated if I ran more. The biggest clue I have when I know I need water is watching my sweat and seeing sun spots even at night. For some reason my biggest indicator for me is how much I sweat. When your a few miles in on a hot day and stop sweating and you start to feel a slight chill, then you got problems.

As for now my weekly mileage isn’t going to be anywhere near what I was two weeks ago. I’m slowly going to build up again and in the future take my long runs on a variety of terrains to prevent any type of injury.

Recovery

Posted: August 26, 2010 in Injuries

The pain in my foot has gone down considerably. On the 10 pain scale its about a 3. This is a improvement that I thought would take forever. Last night I jogged a half a mile very slow and to my surprise my foot didn’t hurt at all afterwards. This leads me to believe that I had some sort of stress fracture to my foot instead of PF. Since I have a different foot strike this is pretty consistent to other common injuries from what I read. Plus the pain is way more apparent on the side of my foot than anywhere else. It only feels bad when I have constant pressure on it instead of in the mornings like PF usually does.

All in all taking this week off is a good thing for my body. Usually I wait until the holidays to lay off the gas but doing it now gives my body extra time to recover. Next week I’m just going to start things off real slowly again. Its been a bummer going on short walks when all I want to do is get out there for a long run.