Thursday, April 30, 2009

Recovery Time

One of the problems with running 155 miles, is that you can be injuring yourself without even knowing it because tired pain and injury pain become tough to distinguish. I think from miles 128-135 I put on a pair of shoes (Mizuno Nirvanas) that weren't supportive enough and started to collaspse my right arch and develop IT band problems. I had no recollection of pain in those areas from miles 135-155, but the next day when I woke up for the 2 mile parkinson's walk the IT bands started yelling a little more loudly. Tuesday I went for a 2 mile run and felt the right arch was pretty sore.

Looking at my left and right foot, I could tell that my right arch was a bit low. I've been doing some arch strengthening exercises and and it seems to be alright and just a little sore in supportive shoes (Asics foundation) but the left IT band still is angry. We'll give it a shot this Sunday in the Santa Monica Classic (10k).

I gotta admit though, I feel ready (muscularly) to run a marathon fast. I like the idea of pulling a David Goggins and running a 3:05 marathon a week after his first 100 mile.. but I have a feeling I could mess stuff up if it is in fact a partially collapsed arch. Going under 40 minutes this weekend in the 10k would be a pretty good accomplishment though.

I swam today to get some endorphins:
300 free warmup
100 kick
100 pull
250 side stroke

Hypoxic 5x50
2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 strokes/breath

Swim PT 10x50's
15 push-ups
15 abs
50 freestyle sprint

100 easy, easy, treading water, easy
200 pull
50 kick
50 easy

1900 meters


Peter Lubbers said...

Just read your report. Way to go, that's a long time on your feet!
It usually takes a while for your legs and feet to get back to normal (but they will heal up and you'll be faster than ever), best thing is not to push it too hard for a few weeks, but that's just my opinion ;-)

Dominic Grossman said...

Yeah, I gotta be patient, but this race was the only thing limiting my trail time, and now that I have AC in September, I just want to get on the trails!

Peter Lubbers said...

Sounds good. You've got some time, so just don't overdo it!
Good luck with the AC training.

Here We Go Again... said...

I had my arch fall on me. I only knew this because my chiropractor put it back in place. You may want to find a GOOD chiropractor/PT to put your arch back in it's place.

Dominic Grossman said...

Things are starting to work out. My arch is just fine, I think I was just a little overly cautions after the finish of that beast. Better times and runs to follow!