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1103 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 11, 2011 6:43 PM by lenzlaw
LMWEL Pro 82 posts since
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Jan 11, 2011 2:09 PM

I did it !... Ouch

Sunday , I completed my first ten mile run . I was, and still am, thrilled . My Half Marathon is March 20th, and that made me feel like I was ahead of schedule, and that I could focus on getting faster and more efficient . That may still be true, but there's something I didn't consider . Pain . Not that pain is something new, I've had some pain for as long as I've been running ( which isn't long ) . For the past few months some pains have gotten better, and some worse . My knees and lower back feel much better . On the other hand, I now have a nagging pain in my right big toe joint, and another in my left shin area . By the end of ten miles those nagging pains were hard to ignore . I've taken the last two days off from training . I've been doing ice and heat, and I believe I'll be as right as rain by tomorrow . Now for the question ( I know , it's about time ) . If I'm going to do a long run every week, should I plan on resting the legs for two days after ?  Will the long runs cause less pain as my body gets used to them ?  Any thoughts ?                                          

                                              Thanks , Marc

The Monster Dash 5k . Halloween day - 26:08

The Ridgewood Turkey Trot 8k . Thanksgiving day - 41:57

The Jolly Elf 5k Trail Run . Dec 11 - 26:09

The Tobacco Road Half Marathon . March 20, 2011- 1:53.13

The Triangle Orthopedic Sprint Triathlon . April 23, 2011- 1:21.53 / 5k- 25:48

The White Lake International Triathlon . Sept 10, 2011- 2:59.45 / 10k- 56:27

The Washington Half Iron Triathlon . Oct 29, 2011- 5:49.44 / 13.1mi- 2:09.23

The Tobacco Road Marathon . March 18, 2012- 4:37.56

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  • rah2074 Pro 69 posts since
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    1. Jan 11, 2011 6:14 PM (in response to LMWEL)
    Re: I did it !... Ouch

    Hey Marc,


    I had that pain in my toe before - I blamed Acid and the gout (spelling?) - who knows - it went away.


    On to your question - on your long runs - make sure to jsut ratchet back your speed and run at a comfortable pace... it should lower the pain as during a race you were prob going all out.  I like to do a small recovery Jog after my long runs - not far - and pretty slow.. but hey what do I know I only play a runner on TV..


    But that is my thoughts - jsut run at a comfortable pace...

    "Run because you like it.. or because a big dog is chasing you"

    2nd full year of Running.  I have successfuly finished 6 5K's and 2 10K's in my first year.

    PR:5K 27:20 10K 56:04

    2011 Events - 1 want to do at least 10

    2/5/2011 - Tackle the Tower - 40 Floor Stair run in Cleveland - 7:13

    3/6/2011 - Shamrock 15K (9.5miles) - Cuy Falls 1:31

    4/9/2011 - Poratge Run to the Beach 5k PR: 25:50

    5/15/2011 Cleveland 1/2 Marathon 2:12

    6/18/2011 Autism Society 5K Akron Ohio

    6/26/2011 Achievement Centers 10K - Cleveland Hieghts

    9/11/2011 Chicago 1/2 Marathon

    10/16/2011 Columbus 1/2 marathon

  • lenzlaw Community Moderator 10,539 posts since
    Jan 18, 2008
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    2. Jan 11, 2011 6:43 PM (in response to LMWEL)
    Re: I did it !... Ouch

    The big toe pain could be sesamoids - look here for an explanation and to see if your symptoms match:


    The shin pain might be from favoring the right foot, or you might be pushing a little harder than you're ready for.  It can be tough to know when you're going too hard.  Check your form, treat your pains, and maybe back off a little on your pace to see if that helps.




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