Post # 1
Wednesday I had phsysical therapy appointment and he said I didn’t need to come back! (I was in for patellafemoral pain syndrome and illiotibial band syndrome – aka “runner’s knee” and the “other runner’s knee”.)
I had been able to resume running pain free the week before working up to 3 miles. And not only don’t I need to go back, but he said there is no reason, if I’m smart, that I can’t train for the Buffalo Marathon on May 26, which I’m already registered for. He gave me a modified training plan to follow, but said it is definitely possible to at least train to finish the marathon.
I’m so happy! Running is seriously my favorite therapy and I have missed it so much! And this is all just in time for spring!
Post # 3
YAY! I’m so glad you got the all clear as well as a modified plan to avoid overtraining. You are going to do awesome at the marathon! I can’t wait to hear all about it 🙂
Remember to take it slow, cross train, rest, and use the foam roller (seriously, I couldn’t have done my marathon without that thing!) and of course post updates!
Post # 4
awesome! such great news!
Post # 5
woohoo.. 🙂 glad to hear you got the all clear to start running again. I had some problems with my IT band/knee during my first marathon and that was NOT fun to recover from. I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy. have you ever tried using a tiger tail? that thing has been a godsend for me with all the mileage I’ve been racking up lately. I think I like it better than my foam roller because you can really get deep into the muscles.
Post # 8
@mrstilly: That’s awesome! I’ve been ramping up my running as it was a new year’s resolution to do a few races this year and I’ve noticed this week especially my knees have been pretty sore (I did 20km this week which is big for me!). Any tips on how I can avoid injury? I think it has to do with the fact that I switched to being a forefoot runner about a month ago and then really ramped up my distance.