Saturday, December 16, 2006

Care-free seven day hiatus

I haven't run a step since last Sunday's race - not a one. I have no concerns about it either. Seems strange that I am so care-free considering that the Boston Marathon is 17 weeks from tomorrow and I am totally idle.

I wanted to take my first complete week off to start healing this knee / IT band. I think it's the right move; otherwise I'll be fighting this thing for weeks.

I am scheduled to see a nurse practitioner on Monday, who I hope can get me a script for physical therapy. I think I will start running some short distances (3-4 + stretch) this coming week.

My hope is that with prescribed stretching I can run 20 miles next week and get ramped up to 40 in about 3 weeks from now. If I can run 40+ mpw consistently starting in early January, I should be OK for Boston.

Right now, I don't have a clear plan. It's all gotta be on feel for now until I see how this therapy shakes out.


Dori said...

You're smart to rest. Hope you get the results you want.

Thanks for your comment. It's always nice to get feedback. :-)

Whitney said...

If you lived near downtown, I'd say go to Rehability on Chicago Ave. They worked wonders on my IT band! You are a more patient person than me....the longest I went w/out running was 5 days!

Firefly's Running said...

Rest is very good. I hope the appointment goes well.