With a foot issue fresh in the mind, I had to do a lot of reflecting on what really caused this. The first feedback from many was – you were overdoing it. Well, with so many marathons, I could see that people would think that. However, with proper evaluation from my sports docs, it really turns out that the body strength was out of balance. Sometimes it’s so easy to just “go for a run” and be done with it. No warm up. Little strength training. Non specific crass training.
Here is a great post from Runner’s world about how to fix muscle imbalances and prevent injury, and aid recovery.
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After several races I suddenly had a foot issue. Sharp, stabbing pain. Had to stop running immediately. Turns out I’v been neglecting foam rolling, stretching, strength training. All the good stuff we know we should be doing, be neglect anyway.
MapMyRun has a great blog post about the things we should be doing in the new year. Having to pay real money for things you really know already – maybe I’ll be more diligent this time around. Looking forward to many more races.
While mostly anything you wear permanently would give you some kind of reaction, the advanced technology of the Fitbit Charge might be problematic. Continuous metal contact to skin. Not sure that Fitbit can really do anything about this.