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Thursday, June 24, 2010

How's the new coach working out


Just fine.

But he's been more Dr. Gilbert than Gilbert the running coach.

One friggin day before marathon training season started, I was running a slow and easy recovery run around Town Lake with a friend who stopped in from Fort Worth. Karen Payne. We took it really easy. I mean easy easy. Still, somehow, I twisted my knee and its led to an IT Band that screams at me often. And loud.

Even before I got "injured" Gilbert was always telling me that I've got stiff hips and I needed to stretch more, do more core work, stuff like that. I was just starting to do that when IT Band reared his head and said, "Hell-O!"

I saw a PT this morning who twisted me all around and stretched me good and he told me, "you've got weak hips and that's why your IT Band doesn't like you."

So, I'm making sure to stretch more, get this IT Band thingy fixed. I'm still running, though very gingerly and slowly, like 8:45 to 9:15 min/miles and its starting to feel better and better every day. But its still not right, and until it is, Gilbert can't make me a faster marathoner.


Blogger Christie said...

Darn. Sorry to hear that, Kevin. One of my injuries is an IT band/hip issue too. Side leg raises seem to help. Good luck.

June 24, 2010 at 3:43 PM  
Blogger lindsay said...

i always think it's silly how we can run miles and miles, but can't take 10 minutes a day to do core/strengthening exercises/stretching :) i am very guilty of this myself.

June 26, 2010 at 9:06 AM  

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