Tuesday, August 18, 2009

On the mend

The ITbands are healing. In the past week I've been able to do the following:

Tuesday: 2 miles with pain

Thursday: 3 miles with less pain. Nearly got killed on the highway... details to follow this post.

Saturday: 5 miles (hills) with some pain. The pain did not get worse throughout the run which is a good sign. I did not have my knee taped so was surprised I could go that far. We were visiting my brother in Casper, WY. I got to run with the antelope or should I say, "the antelope whizzed past". Sure was wishing I could be an antelope.... what a fast fast animal!- Average pace (8:17)

Monday, August 17th- 5 miles again with very little pain. I'm keeping the KT tape on for a while longer. My average pace (8:16) was quite a bit faster than before I took 2 1/2 weeks off. Either the pool running made me stronger or it just feels so good to be back at running that I'm pushing it a lot harder.

Now, the question is how fast can I increase my mileage after taking time off?


  1. hi there, Mel! Thanks for stopping by my blog and following. :) I'm returning the favor. Hey- I hate to read that you're running through the pain. That's a no-no. You may end up sidelined for much longer than if you let it heal completely? I'm a worry wart. I'm also procrastinating. My training plan has me doing a 10K race/time trial in lieu of a long run yesterday (which I have to do today...). gotta get out there...

    look forward to following you! ;)

  2. How're you coming along, Mel? I've been thinking about you with our marathons coming up so quickly and hoping you're still on the mend.

    I could really use some of my runner friends today. I'm doing my longest training run before the race tomorrow morning (going for 22) and need to carbo-load big time. Only other long-distance runners would go to a carbo-load lunch with me and not judge!

  3. Finally someone who understands the BRIGHTNESS of the Orange. It is truly day glow.. LOL! Glad that I am not the only one who thought it was cute...umm then totally second guessed myself.

    Are you on the mend??


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