Yesterday I ran 5 miles per PT permission. The weather got hot while I was at the gym on the bike all those days. Boo. Also I got quite out of shape.
I spent the rest of the day with the mild pain I've grown so accustomed to, but it wasn't anything I can't deal with. I've had this same pain for months, and ran 4 marathons with it feeling just the same!
So, until I see another doctor who will try some space-age technique on me, here's the rules:
- Keep stretching and strengthening
- Wear new shoes!
- Slow down or stop if pain grows worse
One of the reasons I can run is that nearly any movement aggravates the muscle insertions - biking, walking, standing, core work, swimming. Impact doesn't affect it at all: I tried a few miles on the AlterG and it didn't lessen the pain even a little!
I was told, however, to consider skipping the midnight Hotter than Hell marathon that will be held in Audubon park July first. But I'm so tempted!
Last year I was just coming off injury for the Hotter than Hell marathon. This year, same story (I do tend to break myself down over the course of the winter race season...). Should I risk it or am I setting myself up for pain and failure?