It was 21°F when the Spring TRAINing Run took place this Sunday, 3/21/14. We had to beat a train to a destination 5 miles away! And if we did, we got to hop the train for a ride back. Very good, very cold event.
We ran on a towpath trail next to the Erie Canal for 5 miles. It was hard as the frozen ground was slippery and the ruts were frozen so twisted ankles were a fear.
And, it was COLD! That needed to be mentioned again.
I ran the 5 miles in 43:45 and was very proud of that time.
Fuck you cancer
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Hello fellow runners, it’s been 1,5 weeks since the cortisone injection to my dear and beloved IT Band.
Last couple of weeks were exhausting and full of stress at work I cannot tell how much I missed my evening runs….
Went to a gym this week and talked with a trainer. He don’t know much about the ITBS but he was willing to help.
Next week I will start to run and I know that I must combine it with strength workouts to get rid of this completely.
I am not going to write about the things going on in Turkey but we are strong and we don’t give up so easy.
Train smart, run strong!
Have a great weekend
Q:Hey mate, very interested in how you've been handling your ITBS. Ive had it for a year now. I've been doing core strength work and physio over the last 6 months, and on and off in the first 6 months I had it. Did you try conservative means (strength, physio) first? Or straight to cortisone? Were you given many options as to how you could tackle the injury? Thanks mate.
thetonetrains, Hey! Sorry for the late answer, hope we can get rid of this soon. When I realized that, I have this injury I asked opinions and took a week break according to the recommendations of experienced runners here, this happened in January. After that break started foam rolling, stretching exercises focused on IT Band and finally squats.
February I followed my training plan but because of the some weather and other health related issues, I skipped some of my long runs, because of this I couldn’t understand the real situation. I thought it was healing. A week before the race day, right after my last long run situation became more obvious. It wasn’t better.
Under these conditions, I decided to run that half marathon race obviously my previous targets are now unreachable but, I just wanted to finish it. I saw the result of this decision right after the race day. Stairs were killing me and I wasn’t comfortable even while I am walking.
The orthopedics surgeon was specialized on knee and I am a veterinarian so conversation went very honest and direct. He also recommended foam rolling, stretching, strength. I think; when the situation is painful even during daily routine activities, the history of the problem is more than couple of months and cause nature of the injury is an inflammation on a band, cortisone is inevitable. Surely Non-Steroid Anti Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) and topical usage of these medicines are plays great role but in my condition cortisone is the right choice. But it’s just my opinion. Cortisone will deal with the inflammation for now, but if I won’t focus on the reasons of the syndrome I am sure ITBS will be back.
Hope to see the results soon, hope you get well soon too.
Thanks for asking.
"Train smart, run strong"
Hello fellow runners, went to appointment this morning and explained whole history of my injury to the orthopedics surgeon.
After the examination ITBS confirmed and followed by a cortisone shot just under the most painful section of IT Band (outer side of the knee) an said “because of the tension caused by injection it’s going to be little bit painful for 2 days”. He should work on definitions, specially about “little bit”…
Doctor said it takes around a week to 10 days to reduce the inflammation. Then I can start over again slowly.
His opinion about Istanbul Half Marathon (27th April) was also positive.
That’s all for now
Stay sharp and keep on running
Hello fellow runners, I have been trying to get rid of ITBS for a while and many of you helped with your likes, comments and messages. Thank you!
Last sunday run was the peak of this struggle, during our group run around 11K pain started over. Just a week before the race day, what else an amateur runner dreams of ?
Ice, foam-roll, local and systemic anti-inflamatory drugs and went to another short 20 minutes run on Monday wasn’t painful but also too short to evaluate the situation.
Saturday comes, short group run, unfortunately ITBS is still with me but I will try, I have to try…afternoon bought another knee strap with side supports and continued with Ice, foam roll routine.
Race day comes! Went to event area with Onur and Ludmilla and meet-up with Berna and Fahri. Streched around 25 minutes, I was so nervous so I coudn’t catch the atmosphere….But there is always time to took some photos right? Onur and Carole were going to run marathon and Fahri and Berna 10K, Seda (She is great) was going to run Half but because of my knee decided to go alone.
Around 6K I can feel the start of the inflamation with increased heat on outside of my knee right after this pain started, wasn’t that bad but it was there. Course was generally flat but when you have ITBS the smoothest elevation change increases the pain.
After 15K I found myself tring to find the best stepping position to reduce the pain and it was working. Just right after another down-hill section around 19K I stopped because pain was unbearable…Wrapped out the knee guard, repositioned, streched my knee it and started to walk. After 20-30 meters walking it was slightly better until I got hit by an electric schock (felt like this) on 20K and stopped again. Wrapped out the knee guard, repositioned but didn’t work and decided to remove the knee guard.
Final 1,5K finished the race with 2 Hours 1 Minute and 47 Seconds……
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P.S. Yes I have an doctor appointment tomorrow morning
1 Day 12 hours to race !! I get my bib this evening after work, tomorrow race fair (actually it’s organized in a shopping mall) is going to be very crowded.
Unfortunately ITBS is still with me but I will try, I have to try…
Tomorrow I have a short 3K group run and then race day comes.
Wish me luck and keep on running