Saturday, December 27, 2008

Not Quite Ready for Prime Time

ORN: 8.6 miles, 1:29:08, R3/W1, 10:22/mile

There's an old story here in Indiana about the newcomer complaining about the weather. "Aw, quit your whining" says the native. "Wait 30 minutes and it'll change." The old guy was on the money this week.

Last Sunday, we had wind chills of 30 of the most bitterly cold days I can remember the past few years. Today, it was 64 and I ran in shorts and a T shirt, sweating in the humidity. So much for winter.

I set out to do 13 miles, wanting to get back on track for some spring marathons I'm targeting. Alas, the left ITB that flared up in the later miles of the Memphis Marathon made another appearance. Around mile 8 or so, I started noticing it. As usual, it crept up quickly and soon it was obvious today's run was over. I cut the route short and walked the mile home.

I'm not too concerned. The ITB flared at 4 miles two weeks ago and I've done shorter runs with no problem since then. So, with more ice, foam rolling and a little TLC, I'm confident it will improve. In the big scheme of things, it really isn't much at all.



crossn81 said...

Yes, yes, the weather has been great!! What spring marathons are you thinking of doing?

WADDLER26.2 said...

The weather has been unbelievable. I can't wait until next weekend!!

Wes said...

Hi Joe! A friend of mine is dealing with his ITB issues, and his coach has him doing some exercises to help. I thought you might be interested in it as well.

You can find his post here.

Backofpack said...

Good attitude Joe! It'll all come together and you'll be out running those marathons come spring.

We've lost most of the snow to rain, and temps are hanging between 40 and 44 these last two days. Not shorts and a tee, but shorts and a coat will do!

Darrell said...

Glad to see that you are running again. Memphis sure did a number on the ole ITB. Since you've been down this road you seem to be dealing with it well. Me, I'm still not running. I've tried but the quad from hip to knee is still giving me fits. I'm sure there's some ITB mixed in there but maybe a strain as well. I can't get in to see the sports guy at our clinic for over a month. I've been riding the stationary bike at the gym and started walking again. I gotta do something to help counteract all these holiday calories. If this keeps up my 2009 may look alot like 2008 with only one marathon/state crossed off the list. We'll have to see, I guess.