Friday, June 13, 2014
Oh Fascia, Why Now?
So, I'm recovering from the chest cold plague that seemed to hang on forever. And I am amazed at how much fitness it feels like I have lost in 10 days. I did have a decent run at the beginning of this week.Today's
I was planning on running 5 miles today. It was a very humid morning, but I ran 2 miles (flat) before I hit the hills. I've been practicing some downhills since my next marathon has a net downhill. Well, as I was going down the 2nd downhill, I felt 'it' pull - the fascia that I supposedly tore with my calf injury. It wasn't pain to the point that it changed my gait or made me stop. But I could definitely tell that it was there.
So, I took it easy on the rest of the run. But the biggest hills were yet to come, and by the time I had finished the hilly section, my leg was definitely letting me know it wasn't happy. So I stopped the run at 4.5 miles. Trust me, my OCD self had a hard time with that one (ha). But I had to remind myself that stopping at 4.5 was much smarter than pushing to 5 just so that I could log 5 miles today.
I immediately iced it when I got home. And I'm 'recovering' why Lil Man naps.
I've worn compression all day. I took the compression off for about an hour, but then I started being aware that it was bothering me a little. So compression socks it is. I don't think that I've done anything major. I think just a little TLC and it will be fine. I do plan to run tomorrow, but if it bothers me I will cut the run short and rest it. Full blown marathon training starts in July and I need to be ready!