For the first time in a long time I've gotten several runs back-to-back (including today). It feels pretty good but it's also a good reminder that sometimes endurance is not how far you can go in one run, but how many days in a row you can go the same long distance. This is both a physical and mental challenge.
I've had a few questions on how my bout with Meralgia Paresthetica (MP) has been doing...the truth is that I haven't posted much because it's doing quite well. I still have some lingering effects but it is nowhere near as bad as it used to be. Here are the primary stretches I've been doing along with rolling out my IT band...
|This is just a good stretch overall for runners. You should feel this stretch in the quads and wrap around to your gluts. Like the picture shows, clasp your hands behind the knee and pull towards your chest. The more you pull, the better the stretch|
I have a buddy competing in IMAZ and I'll be crewing and volunteering at the race this year rather than participating. He's an accomplished cyclist and runner but has never done a full Ironman. I'm excited for him to get this notch in his racing belt.
And then there's the PF Change Marathon - 35,000+ people racing the super-flat course during the Arizona winter...it's a beautiful run, well organized and all around a good time. I'll trying for a PR again this year but overall just looking to have some fun.
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