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Recovery – Kinesiology Tape, Compression Sock and Night Splint

compression sock, plantar fasciitis,

After the injury plagued debacle followed by the emotionally disappointing and yet self-assured smart decision of suspending the training last weekend, I took the early part of the week completely off to see how my feet were doing. But that doesn’t mean that I didn’t do anything in terms of getting this recovery progressing.

In fact, a couple of items that I purchased arrived in the mail, and it turned out that quite a pleasant surprise exceeded my expectations in terms of home remedy. Now I am quite looking forward to the full recovery of my right foot from plantar fasciitis and left leg from shin splint. Read More…

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Back to Basics

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After the (literally) painful result at the Surf City Marathon, even during a whole week of resting (as in no training whatsoever), my mind was quite restless. While part of me anxiously wanted to get back into training by the end of the past week, in terms of choosing a race to run, my thoughts were all over the place. However, I knew I wanted to choose a race that would give me at least a couple of months of time to train (and hopefully it is enough time for my inured left knee to heal, although I do not believe that the pain would persist after the initial inflammation that now has completely subsided). At first, the SLO (San Luis Obispo) Marathon on April 26 and the OC Marathon on May 3 caught my eye.

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Waterfront bike path run – 20 miles

Today’s run was a 20 miler.

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I had a few moments where I just wanted to give it up, but I kept pushing myself and eventually when I reached about 16 miles, I knew I could get this done. There were two things that I was able to push myself by. 1. considering how much effort I have put in up to this point, the idea of just dropping everything seems to be just plain waste of my life, and 2. this blog. Read More…

Monthly Recap

It is time to recap the monthly progress as we’re going into the Labor Day weekend, which marks the end of Training Week 4 (of the total of 10 weeks). It means now I have 6 weeks left to the October 12 race day.

In terms of recapping the progress, this is one of the reasons why I like MapMyRun. Of course, I am sure that other smartphone apps and its associated websites offer similar features (such as Nike+ comes into mind), but like I noted in the beginning of my blog, I had been a long time MapMyRun user even before smartphone apps have become as ubiquitous as what they are today. I’ve been a MapMyRun member since August 2, 2007. And I’ve seen how these OS app and its companion apps, such as MapMyRide, MapMyHike, MapMyWalk, MapMyFitness, have made their progresses. In a better way, of course. Read More…

Strength Training

Now I know where I stand in terms of how far I am in order to qualify for the Boston Marathon, I’ve started looking at my training from a more methodical and structured way. Of course, my training still involves many miles on weekly basis, but in order to run faster I must spend my rest time on nonimpact cross-training or strength building workouts. Read More…