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Summer Training ramping up! YAY!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Yesterday was my second long run after several months of not being able to run more than 6 miles due to extreme pain from ischial bursitis also known as a pain in the butt! Last weekend I ran 14 with mild pain. Yesterday 15 with no pain. For a while there I was thinking I was not going to be able to do a fall marathon because I could not get my mileage up. emoticon I am SOOO happy that things are looking up now for a fall race. emoticon

I desperately needed new shoes and getting them has helped. Don't wait too long to replace your shoes! I ran 15 miles yesterday in brand new Saucony Guides. I KNOW that one should NEVER do a long run in new shoes but my old ones were so worn out I could not endure another long run in them. I rationalized that I typically run in Saucony so they should not need much break in and I slathered my feet with glide. I got only 1 small blister on each foot. That was lucky! During the week on my shorter runs I have been running in Newton shoes to help me improve my stride and that has been helping also along with physical therapy. emoticon

I am trying to lose 5 pounds per month until my marathon November 1st. I am running Monumental in Indianapolis. This would put me within 4 pounds of my ideal racing weight. I am down 3 so far this month. Yay! emoticon

Here is my weight loss incentive plan:
5 pounds - custom made running necklace
10 pounds - new running skirt
15 pounds - pink Newton running shoes!

At the end of this month I am running a race in Santa Cruz which I will definitely write a race report about. Happy Summer running everyone. emoticon
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  • LIGHTNINGRUNNER
    Way to go
    2472 days ago
  • APED7969
    I've been suffering similar pain since last year although I think my tendon is probably also involved. It improves after time off but I can't get more than about 4 miles before it starts to hurt again. Even with regular physio work. I live in the middle of nowhere now so haven't pursued anything past the physio. Out of curiosity did you get an MRI or similar to get a definitive diagnosis? And did you find anything that really helped get you back on track?

    It has been so great the last month or two working my way from 20sec run/10sec walk intervals to full 5 min intervals but I felt pain again tonight just doing 2 miles. Any tricks for getting yourself back on track? I was really hoping to work up to a half early next year.

    Congrats on getting 15 miles in pain free!
    2472 days ago
  • HMBROWN1
    I am cheering for you! 15 pounds, no problem. Bring on the new shoes!
    2473 days ago
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