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November 12, 2018

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Location:

New York,NY,USA

Member Since:

Nov 19, 2013

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

5K PR = 18:47 (Winter 2014)

10K PR = 39:24 (Fall 2012)

13.1 PR = 1:31:24 (Spring 2014)

Short-Term Running Goals:

1:30 Half Marathon

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Stay injury free.

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Swimming Lifetime Miles: 43450.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Got my MRI read today and diagnosed with another tibial stress fracture in the same exact spot as 2015. It's small - just the beggining of one. I've already been off of running for one month. I'm going to be off for another month - maybe 2 months. I go back to the doctor in 4 weeks.

Not under the kind of restrictions I was last time...I am only not supposed to run and take ibuprofin/NSAIDs (have been shown to affect bone osteogenesis during fracture healing).

I'm going to take these 4 weeks and improve swimming - espcially backstroke and continue weights - especially core and flexibility.

What did I do wrong?

November – average 20 miles a week. December was about the same. Took two weeks off Christmas and New Years. Then ran three hard weeks – 33, 21, and 40 (with a half marathon race). Then tibia started talking to me in February. Cut mileage a lot but continued to do races in Feb., March, and April.

Things I will do better in the future –

  1. More rest before and after races. I had difficult training weeks the week before races and tended to take an easy 5 days after races. I need to do no workouts the week before a race, and I would also be better off skipping a long run on the weekend following a race. I should really take 2 weeks off of all workouts after a race.
  2. Ease up mileage after extended breaks. I can’t just jump back in after weeks off like I have been doing all year with hard weeks or races.
  3. Run easy miles slower. Most of my runs were about 8:00 this fall and winter. I became a speed demon after the hot summer was over. It felt so good and easy to run 8:00 but that was too fast. My best half marathon pace was like 7:10...
  4. Better form. I got a form evaluation when I started PT last month. I had changed my form and had become a major heal striker, especially on my right side. I was majorly overstriding and created bad ground force angles. Also hips were dropping a little bit. So need to improve core, hip, and glute strength and continue on improving form.

Things I did well – full rest day every week. Just a few double workout days (second workout was always yoga).

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