And this race training cycle I'm determined not to get injured.
So I'm doing PT. At ATI physical therapy. I'm in week 2. and so far so awesome.
|not my actual place. but close.|
During marathon training #1, I ended up with major shin pain that was present even when I wasn't running. So I shut running down, barely trained, but still ran the marathon.
I'm now in marathon training #2 and I refuse to get injured.
So I'm PT'ing, 3 days a week. Turns out my feet need some work. As does most of the muscles in my legs. But we're working on it. and we're getting there, and I think it's good.
My exercises are a lot of things I've done - lunges, and resistance bands, and squats. but things I would probably never imagine would affect my running.
So it's good.
While running is still not pain free, I don't think I'm anywhere near "the i-word" which is so good.
I also have a half marathon coming up in less than two weeks!
I'm running the hot cocoa classic in Detroit on April 6th! I should be set for a PR, but you never know what will happen. My half times have been crazy close - within 10 minutes of each other, so i'd eventually like to break below that.
also excited to do a half that goes on belle isle! the race should be fun :)
So that's the running update.
I'll probably do a post on some of my exercises soon.
Ever been to PT? thought about it?