"Make sure that you have your nutrtion down and get as healthy as possible before the event. Make sure that stay with in your limits jsut did Kentuclky and had a great time I really enjoyed it I stayed within my limits!"
Dave, Sorry for the slow response. No, I was able to run through mine. It was painful for the first 30 minutes or so, but then it would tend to loosen up a bit and I was able to run better, not great, but better. Hope you feel better. If it is any help. I tore a calf muscle off my achilles tendon last year and didn't run for months, just did more easy biking on my run days instead at a high cadence. I ended up running way better once I could run again thanks to all the spinning on the bike. Sometimes there is a silver lining I guess. Hope you find yours too.
I'm not ready to rock it, just yet. However, the training plan I'm on has me doing at least double the volume than I've ever previously done this early in the year, in every discipline. So far, I'm keeping up with it and staying relatively healthy considering. The main thing for me is just trying to get enough sleep. When I do intense workouts in the evening, I toss and turn all night. The problem is that I'm doing two workouts a day and there's no way I can do both of them in the morning.
My swim is getting stronger, but I'm still no Michael Phelps. The goal for Louisville is between 1:10 and 1:15 in the water. Right now, I'm getting ready to head out for an open water swim with a friend of mine who is also training for Louisville.
My sponsor (uh, my wife) let me get a new tri bike last year. A Cervelo P3, and it's my dream bike. I really love it. I also have a road bike. Don't read anything into it, I'm NOT fast. The bike is a better athlete than I am. I just think that if you can't be an awesome triathlete, you better look good being an average one! LOL! Looks like tomorrow I'll get my first century in for the year, weather permitting. I'm fortunate that this area supports a BUNCH of cyclists and, as such, there's always a variety of group rides going on. I can do long rides with triathletes and I can do shorter rides with cyclists who like to abuse me.
Hang in there. It's a tough injury to recover from. I still have to watch myself like a hawk. I've learned that its better to run a bit slower and stay moderately pain free than to bust it out and hurt for the next month. Glad you're feeling a little better. DON'T RUSH THE RECOVERY!!
Hey Dave, It's great to hear the leg is doing better. Don't rush it though! Take it really slow, because you don't want to re-injure it. IMKY is still a long way off, and it sounds like you already have a running base, so don't worry about it too much. The main thing now is to get the leg well.
I live about 4.5 hours from Louisville, so I may actually try to get down there several times to ride/run the course prior to IMKY. I'm a weak climber, so I'll need all of the help I can get.
My it band is so tight it clicks when i run on the outside of my knee, I went to a ART guy and he got me running again but my form is probably off because of it. Im like you trying to keep the running mileage down and do more biking. I have done a couple of half ironmans since the problem but the training is about 10 miles max. It still clicks and pops with almost every step. I keep thinking that its going to wear in half. I went to a massage therapist and she said it was the tightest one she had ever seen she said she could see it on the outside of my leg. Ive got a foam roller but like most triathletes i cant stick with any stretching program. good luck
Great Dave. I'm sure you won't regret getting the roller. Don't worry it will work itself out...Just don't rush it. Keep me posted on your progress. Are you going to be in Louisville on 6/20 to ride the IM course? I'm planning to come down to ride it for the first time.
The truth of the matter is that it just hurt too darn bad to run a lot. I was about a month out from my marathon and had not done a 20 miler yet. So I iced it and rested it for week and then did my 20 miler really slow. Then I didn't do any more running until the marathon. I ran with a patella strap (my pain was focused around the knee), which I don't know if it helped or not. BUT, I had a great run and finished in 3:48...first marathon. After the marathon, the knee was toast. There were times when I thought my running career was over. It was after the race that I got the foam roller, and I promise it worked for me...almost miraculous. Your IT Band will give you trouble when you start ramping up mileage (like training for a marathon or IM) and/or speed and once it flares up, it's a pain. It also seems to effect people who don't stretch enough or correctly (I am admittiedly weak in that area). I feel for you on this. Try the foam roller, I think it will help. But remember, it hurts when you first start using it. I rest all of my body weight on it, when I roll on it, but it virtually eliminated my trouble.