Monday, September 28, 2009

NYC training week 11

Well the leg is about 85% better. I can run but there still is some soreness and stiffness but it is more manageable then it was. I continue to do my exercises and stretches after each run and they are helping

I had a good week mileage wise. I ended up with 72 miles for the week. I had a long run of 17 miles which was nice. I would like to get one more 20 miler in. I have updated the NYC training log.

Enjoy your week. Happy running.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Philly Distance Run

Great race today. I set a new PR my previous PR was 1:21:22 so as you can see I almost broke 84 seconds.

This was my first time running this race and since the leg injury I was not sure how my leg would respond. It was about 52 degrees when the race started but it quickly warmed up since the sun was out and it is still summer. The first few miles were nice since we were running through downtown Philadelphia. This can be somewhat difficult since the roads are not the best. As you leave center city you run along west river drive. This can be lonely since there is no real crowds support and the bands that play are only getting started. Once you make it to the falls bridge you cross and head down Kelly drive. This is still lonely but there are more people here. As you approach the 12 mile mark you are nearing the end and coming back toward the start finish. The last mile is nice and the finish area was well setup. Overall, I did enjoy this race.

I must say people who race with HR monitors need to set them so they do not beep every 2 seconds because during a race they will since you are most likely in a higher range so its gonna beat just turn it off and second people who stomp when they race. I am not at the circus so please keep the sound effects to yourself.

So I will see how the leg feels tomorrow I plan on keeping the exercises and stretching going this week and see how my mileage comes along. I have 6 weeks til NYC and today was a good test to see where I stand with my training. Congrats to all those who ran today.


DistanceHALF MAR
Clock Time1:20:00
Chip Time1:19:58
Overall Place172 / 12247
Gender Place155 / 5853
Division Place27 / 912
Age Grade74.1%
5 Km18:40
10 Km37:30
10 Mi1:00:56

Friday, September 18, 2009

Philly Distance Run

Well this Sunday is the PDR. A 13.1 mile trek through the city of Philadelphia. I had set a goal to break 1:20:00 but that was before I hurt my leg. The leg is feeling better I was able to get 30 miles into and a nice rest day tomorrow I should be good for Sunday. Bib # is 1123. I will post my results on Sunday.

I saw a PT on Wed and it was I thought is was before.

Piriformis syndrome

He gave me some exercises and some stretches so we will see how they work. I am glad I am able to run again. Recovery is going well. Enjoy your weekend. I will update the training log in the next few days.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Verdict is in.

Image of sciatic nerve (hence leg pain)

So I went to the sports Doc today. They diagnosed me with two things.

What is hip bursitis, and what symptoms does it cause?

There are two major bursae of the hip, inflammation of which can both be associated with stiffness and pain around the hip joint. The trochanteric bursa is located on the side of the hip. It is separated significantly from the actual hip joint by tissue and bone. Trochanteric bursitis frequently causes tenderness of the outer hip, making it difficult for patients to lie on the involved side, frequently making sleep difficult. It also causes a dull, burning pain on the outer hip that is often made worse with excessive walking or stair climbing. The ischial bursa is located in the upper buttock area. Ischial bursitis can cause dull pain in this area that is most noticeable when climbing uphill. The pain sometimes occurs after prolonged sitting on hard surfaces, hence the names "weaver's bottom" and "tailor's bottom."

Bursitis of the hip is the most common cause of hip pain

This was the pain on the outside of my leg


What is sciatica?

Sciatica is pain resulting from irritation of the sciatic nerve. The pain of sciatica is typically felt from the low back to behind the thigh and radiating down below the knee. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body and begins from nerve roots in the lumbar spinal cord in the low back and extends through the buttock area to send nerve endings down the lower limb.

So after xrays to make sure nothing was broke or fractured they told me that I can go to PT and get some exercises and also they gave me a shot of cortisone in my hip and some extra strength ibuprofen. So I will see how this works out. As for running the doc said I can run so I am gonna give my leg off this weekend and then see how it feels next week in preparation for the PDR.

One thing I also need to do is strength training. I have be lacking in this department and as a result this injury has occurred. Sometimes you live and learn.

Enjoy your weekend. GO EAGLES.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

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Piriformis syndrome

Well i tried running today and I got the same pain again. I thought it was my IT band but no. you can read about what I think is wrong here. I have an apt with sports Dr on Thursday. I will keep updating.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Thats a negative ghost rider.

Well training is on hold. After last Sunday's hard run I think I have developed a case of IT band syndrome. Your it band runs the from your hip down to your knee on the outside of your leg and it get tight from overuse. Something last week during my run triggered it to become very sore. So now I am resting, icing and repeat. I did a get a foam roller today and I used that. It makes it feel alot better when you use it. I have to see how it feels on Tuesday and then I will see where to take it from there. Enjoy the weekend.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Aug 2009 Wrap up

Well I ran a bit over 400 miles for the month which is a record. I am over 2100 for the year.

Sept is going to be a busy month racing wise. I have two half's back to back so that will be fun. I am taking a few days off to rest this week. These days are off are not by choice but more out of caution. I bruised my hip running on Sunday. The course we run in VF park has this one gravel downhill that can be tricky and I think I stepped funny plus I was wearing a lighter then normal running shoe.

So I have been resting it and we will see how it feel by the end of the week. I rather rest now since I but a lot of base miles in over the summer. I also got a pair of inserts at a running store to add some support so we will see how that help. Enjoy this cool weather it is a taste of marathon season.