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Monday, April 29, 2013

Good news is I ran 3 miles this evening with no real pain and just the hint of soreness in my left glute muscle. I didn't push speed, but ran comfortably at about 9 and a half minute per mile pace.

The not so good news is that my running coach says this type of injury is very slow healing. I suggested after my race on May 11th that perhaps I should take some months off. She said she didn't think it would heal any faster if I didn't run. What she recommended is after the race take off one week totally, do two weeks of cross training only, and then resume running. However, she said to avoid hills and incline on the treadmill, and don't push speed until healed. I am to use the foam roller daily.

So I expect to run the Mayfaire 5K, but I don't expect a stellar performance. But to be able to run is a great joy. And even taking off a few days has helped me to appreciate it even more!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
AQUAGIRL08 4/30/2013 10:00PM

    Your coach is very wise! Good luck as your injury heals!

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DONNABRIGHT 4/30/2013 3:48PM

    Listening to your body is so important - you have a great plan.

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GABY1948 4/30/2013 12:10PM

    Good for you! And even better for your wisdom in taking care of what needs taking care of! YOU...I know you will be back to what makes you happy soon!

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MANDELOVICH 4/30/2013 11:02AM

    So sorry you are injured. Sounds like you have a great trainer.

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JOYINKY 4/30/2013 9:58AM

    Wishing you the best! Be well.

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WATERMELLEN 4/30/2013 8:34AM

    How I wish I had been as sensible as you are in dealing with running injuries! I will always miss running (even though XC skiing in winter helps assuage that loss a bit . . . )

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LEWILL1982 4/30/2013 8:33AM

    Glad you had a good run! I must admit, your slow 9 1/2 minute mile is my goal right now! Impressive pace, I ran last night with an average 11 minute mile, I better step it up. Glad you are healing, take care. As a runner, I'm sure you know this but don't forget to stretch (I have to remind myself of this).

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BROOKLYN_BORN 4/30/2013 7:51AM

    Very good news on the pain free run and very good advice too. Good luck this weekend.

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ONEKIDSMOM 4/30/2013 7:47AM

    Recovery from injury has to be a key to long-term ability to keep doing what we love! Take good care of you... expert advice is a good thing... May your Mayfaire be a joyous outing!

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MSLZZY 4/30/2013 7:25AM

    I think your coach has the right idea. You may do better than you think. Good luck and take care of yourself. HUGS!

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OWL_20 4/30/2013 6:56AM

    This is really good news, your coach sounds like all kinds of common sense. Good luck to you on the race!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/30/2013 12:38AM

    Great news and so glad that you listened to your body. Good luck on your Mayfaire 5K run remembering to continue listening to your body. Sounds like a good plan in place to let you body heal completed and still keeping active. Continuing prayers for you for a complete and rapid recovery.
Blessings and hugs,

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NANCYPAT1 4/30/2013 12:28AM

    Great news about your healing

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MIRAGE727 4/29/2013 11:54PM

    Listen to your body, Marsha!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 4/29/2013 11:53PM

    There's a lot of good info on this website:
This specifically covers glute medius / ITBand

Comment edited on: 4/30/2013 12:02:45 AM

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BOOKAPHILE 4/29/2013 11:22PM

    Congrats on a good feeling run. It sounds like you have a good plan going forward. May you heal at a good and steady pace!

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MNABOY 4/29/2013 11:16PM

    emoticon I hope the healing is quick and complete

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COCK-ROBIN 4/29/2013 11:14PM

    Wonderful! For the good news, that is.

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