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Posted by katrinwolfe on Apr 17, 2011 2:02:53 PM

I had a bad week for running.  I actually did not run.  I have not run since last Saturday.  Eight days since my last run.  I have an injury.  I have IT Band Syndrome.  I have done a lot of RICE.  Today was the first major workout I have done since the IT band problems surfaced last Saturday.  I do not have the pain I was experiencing all week.  I don't feel 100% so that is why I have done any running.  I do not want to risk any more problems with the marathon so close.  I will hopefully start running this coming Saturday.  I know not running for two weeks is not great but I can't risk feeling as bad as I have this past week.


I bought a foam roller which has helped tremendously.  I have also been doing a lot of stretching.  This week I will focus on low impact exercise with a lot of stretching.  When I do start running again it will be smaller distances.  I don't know if I will get another 20 mile run in before the race.  In my head I don't really plan on doing anything more than 12-13 miles.  No ideal but I would be devastated if I could not run this marathon.  I have been training since Christmas.  I put too much time and effort into this to risk greater injury.  I am going to be smart about my training for the next month.


I am extremely nervous about this marathon especially with some unexpected injuries.  I am going to be smart.

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