Sunday, May 2, 2010

Not again...

Injury seemed to become a theme over the past several months for me. Now that the ankle had fully recovered, I developed runner's knee and IT band syndrome, both overuse injuries common among runners. The solution was rest. How could I rest, I had a full schedule this spring (Cave Creek Trail Marathon, Pemberton 50K, Mesquite Canyon 50K, and the Zane Grey 50). I had to rest, I had trouble walking. Running was completely out of the question, and hiking (especially downhill) would only prolong my injuries. Strength training would become my focus over the next two months, with an occasional hike to fill the void and keep my heart and mood elevated. Five weeks had passed and I had had enough, time to stretch the legs.

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