Thursday, July 06, 2006

A bit scared...

My leg hurts...not when I run...just afterwards. I've been icing, resting, stretching and even strengthening. I'm running just under 20 miles/week and around 3-4 hrs biking weekly. Not much, I should be increasing now for the marathon in October, but who knows if that's to be now. I'll try a few more days of resting and icing and then I'll see the doc.

hmmmm.....are triathlons the answer????? Maybe I'll go swimming tonite. Lucky I'm female and can get away with this ever-changing-mind crap.

14 comments:

angie's pink fuzzy said...

oh no! hope it gets better with icing and resting.

Papa Louie said...

Congratulations on your first Triathlon! Go easy on running and try to cross train with biking and swimming and you can do another triathlon and still be on marathon training.

Travis said...

I had a similar thing happen to me. It turned out that I was not fitted on my bike correctly and made some minor adjustments to the pedals and the seat and now I'm fine.

Todd said...

yeah I think you need to get off the bike and on the road. Running does not hurt people biking does. Also make sure you strech, strech, strech. Even if this is not a muscle injury muscles have a way not working when tight causing other problems. Trust me on that one.

Swimming is good though. yeah swimming.

Todd said...

Also if you do not own "The Stick" yet then get one. I bring mine to work alot. nothing like working out kinks while you are trying to figure out what you need to do to get your job done.

Reen said...

Go see Dr Nicola - sooner rather than later! Call today! (312) 355-4404 His goal to make us all better runners!

Jessica Deline said...

Hope it feels better soon!

runnergirl said...

I hope your legs start feeling better soon!

robtherunner said...

That's no good. I hope the pain goes away immediately.

neese said...

Lora!!

Hope your leg feels better soon xoxo

p.s. my brother didn't get that number she had someone waiting for her

Firefly's Running said...

Oh no!! See the doctor if it's not better tommorow. The pool or eliptical machine might be a good option until it feels better.

Cliff said...

Lora,

Which part of your leg hurts?? My experience with leg hurting focuses around my knees.

When I was training marathon last year, my right knee aches after a long run. I ice it and it seems to be ok.

This year, I started to do leg extension and that solve the problem of my righ tknee. THen my left knee starts to hurt when I run. It turned out my bike seat was too low. I make my bike seat higher and it helped my left knee.

GuruParkash said...

My Experience was knee pain tendonitis which felt better then hurt when I ran and was especially bad after last years SF Marathon. I took some time off but what really helped me was orthotics. As soon as I put them into my shoes I was a new man…. I now have Achilles pain from time to time but not usually when I run. Hope you are feeling better… G

Black Knight said...

Perhaps you need a short slow down to recover the triathlon. October is far...., take your time now