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"Scratched" the itch -- ever so gently!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Thanks to everyone who posted a comment on my blog from yesterday, and yes I did get in some running yesterday, but it was very controlled (on the treadmill at the Y), made sure to do some specific stretches, used my Jeff Galloway training to insure there was a nice mix of run/walk, and generally just took it easy for this first run in 4 weeks.

Ended up covering 1.5 miles in 22 minutes, which included a gentle warm up walk, etc. Once I started running, I used a 1/1 ratio for run walk, and as time progressed pushed it to 4/1 at the end. Started the "run" speed at 4.5MPH, and did push it to 5.0mph on my last 4 minutes of running. A little stiffness in the Achilles tendon, but nothing like what I was feeling a few weeks back. 20 minutes of strength training afterwards, and made a point to do some glute training, which I read can be a cause of Achilles tendonitis.

I won't plan to run again until Friday. Swimming today, strength training tomorrow. Friday, my goal is to aim for 30 minutes of run / walk and at least 2 miles.

In any case, I feel so much better having been able to "scratch" the itch!

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  • BBECKER1955
    Just don't push to hard, so soon.
    1793 days ago
    Interesting. Thanks for the good info on how to handle it.
    1793 days ago
    A gentle scratch, indeed. I hope it turns out to be just enough to be helpful and not enough to irritate the injury.
    1793 days ago
    Might want to get some Benadryl for that itch.......

    No, really, great job on getting the run in, just be careful not to do too much too soon. It sounds like you were very good about holding back this if you wake up tomorrow with the itch for a 20 mile long run........pull out that Benadryl...
    1794 days ago
    Please be careful. Keep the doctors hungry.
    1794 days ago
  • TECH1960PS
    good job, emoticon
    1794 days ago
  • SOFT_VAL67
    thats great, keep pushing, i was just posting about getting exercise when and where and in whatever form i can, you encourage me. emoticon
    1794 days ago
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