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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

May Day

Last night was my first run in a month. Went 2 miles. Nice and easy -- didn't bring an MP3 or Garmin. Some tightening and discomfort in IT band in 2nd mile. I'm going to continue stretches and other preventative measures, but I'm also gonna keep running.

May's goal: rebuild base in order to prepare for "official" marathon training the first week in June.


brunettechicagogal said...

Don't forget these preventive measures:

Ice the knees

Stretch IT bands 3x/day

Get a foam roller and roll the hell out of the IT bands -- it's like a deep-tissue massage: painful but so effective.

Krista said...

Good luck! Just take it slowly and I'm sure you'll be ready to go come June.

Running Jayhawk said...

I agree with BrunetteChicagoGal on the foam roller suggestion. We've got one, and while it hurts like hell, it's a miracle worker.

Looking forward to following you as you get everything in check for October's 26.2. WOO!!

Neese said...

Happy May! 2 miles is a great start!

ws said...

ice and the foam roller will definitely help...that tightening may have just been a result of adjustment back to running. good luck with the May goal...hopefully the weather doesn't get unreasonably hot for another few months.

teacherwoman said...

SOunds like a great goal for May!

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