Pony Express 5k

Pony Express 5k
My first race ever!

Friday, July 30, 2010

I'm a slug

I am a slug this week.  It's not entirely under my control though.  ITBS  and plantaar faciitis have decided that they like me alot and want to hang around.  So, I go back and forth.  Long runs once a week or 2-3 short speed runs.  Long is nice for the slower pace and building distance, but without the speed I won't meet my time goal.  Which one will be better for recovery and healing?  With the Top of Utah Half only 4 weeks away, I'm a little concerned.  I know I can do the distance, but how will I feel at the end?  It's a super fast course and I want to take advantage of that and get not just a pr, but a kick butt time!  

So, it's back to basics.  Exercises prescribed by the PT, ice, rest.  I really want to go to PT, but right now there isn't much time and I only have 3 visits left that will be covered by insurance.  

So, what do you guys do when you are nursing injuries and still trying to train?  I need help!  I do my foam roller and have green super feet. (love them)  but I am worried I won't get better without help or total rest.



  1. With the race being been 4 weeks away, I think it may be more important to do the PT exercises, total rest, ice, compression and elevation, the goal now is to be able to run without pain on race day, you can still get the Pr since your training has been solid until now, 4 weeks shouldn't change that but excess pain from the ITB and PF can. Good luck

  2. Wow Trish, you are an inspiration! My mother-in-law has plantaar faciitis and I can't imagine running with it. I look forward to reading more on your blog.