Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Merry ITBS!

I'm down to stress fractures and Achilles tendinitis and I think I'll have run the spectrum of running-related injuries. Last Saturday my IT band started acting up making ITBS my latest running injury. Fortunately I was halfway smart and after it flared up again on Sunday I shut it down for a week. I've done the elliptical a couple times and today I ran a mile for the first time in a week. Tomorrow I'm going to try for two miles and see if I can make it without pain.

It's too bad because I felt like I was in a pretty good place in the base building phase of my Boston training plan. I'd averaged over 50 miles a week for three weeks but at the end of that third week my evil IT band derailed me.

I think my downfalls were building up mileage too fast after a decent-length layoff and neglecting any sort of core training. Fortunately this week has given me ample opportunity to get in some core training and I'm going to try to keep it up and prevent these nagging little injuries.

I hope everyone's having a great holiday season. Happy running!

1 comment:

Nitmos said...

The IT band always flares on me but never...quite...gets...too bad. For now. Good luck!