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February 21, 2020

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Location:

U of A

Member Since:

May 16, 2015

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

teen PR's:

11.8 100m(2017)

4:46 mile(2015)

15:14 3 mile(2017)

26:40 8k(2016)

 

highest mileage week: 200(Nov 2019)

highest mileage month: 553.5(Aug 2019)

longest 100+ mile week streak: 13(June-Sept 2019)

Personal:

21 year-old honors student at University of Alabama. Ran my first half marathon in 2010, been hooked ever since. Also employed as a PCT at DCH hospital in Tuscaloosa. Been (mostly) vegan for about a year and a half

No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training, what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable of - Plato

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 67.00 Month: 289.00 Year: 601.00
Saucony Type A6 Lifetime Miles: 223.10
Fast Lifetime Miles: 414.75
Nike Vomero 10 Pink Lifetime Miles: 537.45
OG Vic Lifetime Miles: 17.00
Pegaroos 36 Lifetime Miles: 949.00
Pegaroos Pair 2 Lifetime Miles: 715.50
Pegarusalem #4 Lifetime Miles: 624.00
Fly's Lifetime Miles: 4.00
Structures Lifetime Miles: 27.00
Total Distance
7.00

AM - 5 on the turf at 4AM. good ol’ faithful 

noon - 2. knee was a bit sore after the morning run; i purposely ran clockwise so my left knee took the most of the weight from 100+ turns, just to put a little extra pressure on it. it was a little sore after so i tried some new stretches and found one one that hit the problem right on the money; it made the knee ache a bit but i know it was in a good way because i was finally able to bend my leg the way i said last week without any issue. i knew it'd probably be sore if i didn't give it a few more hours but i wanted to test my theory that this is a problem that i can just stretch out; it lets me know how to respect it going forward. i was right about it being a little sore, more than the past 3 days but much less than before that. did the stretch, then did the things that normally aggravate it(kicking the leg back, heel-to-posterior stretch) and no issue. jogged around for a little bit more, still no issue. 30 minutes since then, haven't done my standard post-run stretching or rolling yet... no issue. so either way this is a win, it's an extra win if i decide to do a night run, but if not i'm still happy with it.

Pegarusalem #4 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Eva Splaine on Tue, Jan 28, 2020 at 15:16:51 from 108.61.201.170

Eugene, I hope you have found the solution to the problem.

From Eugene on Tue, Jan 28, 2020 at 19:15:11 from 104.189.16.160

thanks eva. i was wrong about it being something i could just stretch out and itís bugging me a little; but on the bright side i pinpointed the problem as IT band syndrome. the other silver lining is i found out i shouldnít be rolling it(which iíve been doing), and while the main issue was obviously going back to 45 mile days when i wasnít prepared, the secondary issue was i only run laps on various soft surfaces which, when youíre doing 30+ miles of .75 mile loops the same way every lap, it puts uneven pressure on the hips; and therefore the IT band. which iíve still been doing the past few days. iíll run the loop backwards tomorrow if the knee feels good and hopefully that will help alleviate it. i really hope so. it absolutely crushes me every day i canít get rid of it. not that i wouldnít take more time off if i needed to.

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