Where’s Progman?

I know I have been conspicuously absent from the blogging scene lately. Last week I made the difficult decision of voluntarily retiring my Blackberry. I think I was WAY too plugged in with that thing – Facebook, blogging, internet this internet that – Gah! It was a hard move to make but I think I needed a breather from the hard core social networking scene. My Blackberry was also my main source of blogging updates, so I know I need to catch up on some of the other blogs the “old fashion” way.

Training: It wouldn’t be a Progman marathon training cycle without some kind of injury report. This past Sunday (which was the end of a “cut back” week) I was half way through a 13.5 mile run and had a blanket of pain descend on my right knee. It felt like what I have always heard described as ITBS pain, although I have never really had the pleasure of experiencing ITBS before. A trip to my physical therapist this week and he says he doesn’t think it shows the classic signs of ITBS – just some angry muscle pains which should respond to heat and the foam roller. I have made an appointment with an Active Release Therapist just to be on the safe side, though. I have read some remarkable results from ART so I am keeping my fingers crossed.

This pain just happens to crop up right after my peak mileage week of 55 miles, which is a high for me. The good news is even if it is something awful I am 4 weeks away from the NJ Marathon, so I could just start my taper early and coast until May 3rd. I don’t think it’s that serious though, and may just need a little therapy along with some extra rest days. The bottom line is at this point I am running the marathon if I have to line up on crutches with the 7 hour pace group. Short of that, I think I just need to sit back and reevaulate my race goal (which I would have been doing anyway).

Hope everyone else’s training is going well!

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6 Responses to Where’s Progman?

  1. joyRuN says:

    55 miles is a LOT!

    Good luck with the ART – I hope it fixes your knee. And you’re right, we’ve got plenty of time before NJM – taper time is coming at a good point.

  2. I wondered what was up with you. Now that I have Google Reader to get the latest and greatest, your absence was noted.

    Sorry to hear about the knee, but ART is supposed to work wonders, and since you were so good about calling a doc early on, you should be fine in no time. Keep us posted.

  3. Denise says:

    That stinks to get an injury at this point. Definitely try the foam roller and some ice. If it is the IT, that will really help.

    Feel better and definitely take it easy so you make it to the starting line.

  4. Ted says:

    By looking at the picture, I think I know where Progman is. I think he is inside the Port a Potty.

    One question for you.. How old are your kicks? If your kicks are getting old, it could hamper your muscles. Time to replace new kicks???

    Just a thought !

  5. Michelle says:

    Hey I love that picture!!!

    And I am glad your posting but sad your hurting.

    Sounds like your doing the right thing with ART!!!

    Good luck!!!

  6. Marcy says:

    HAHAHAHHAA That pic is cool! I know what you mean about being too plugged in. Yikes!

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