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injured Should have just stayed in bed! 2.25 mi 00:14:43 06:32 pace

They say that hindsight is 20/20 and today is one of those days that the statement rings true for me. After standing for four hours at the Poison/Motley Crue concert and getting to bed at nearly 2:00 a.m., the 5:15 a.m. alarm went off pretty quickly. Suprisingly, I didn't have any trouble waking up and started getting ready to meet Reverend Run V., Chad S., and George H. at the high school track for some speedwork. My legs didn't feel bad as I got ready and I was looking forward to attacking some Yasso 800s after taking a day off to rest the shins. However, as I was doing my daily stretching routine, I started to get texts from the others that they weren't going to run because of the weather. I turned on the TV and looked outside to see that it was sprinkling and decided to go ahead with my plan since I would be soaked with sweat anyway.

When I got to the track, it wasn't raining very hard and although there were puddles on the surface I decided to go on with my plan. I should have known what was in store for me from the get-go as the first few strides were pretty much a hobble. However, as I got going, my right shin/ankle started to loosen up and I was able to get two good 800s in. Then, halfway through the third one, my stomach got really queasy and I thought I was going to lose it. I shut things down as I came down the final straight stretch and turned my watch off as soon as I hit the mileage. I realized that my stomach was reacting to the pain in my right leg. I hobbled off the track and over to my van and knew that I had landed myself on the disabled list for at least a week as I could barely put weight on the leg. So, now I ice, stretch, rest, repeat, and pray for the best. It's going to be hard to take time off knowing that the Erie Marathon and my best chance in the next five years to BQ is just 46 days away, but I have to put that out of my mind and be patient.

Here were my splits today:

400 warm-up: 1:48
800 #1: 2:59
400 recovery: 1:55
800 #2: 2:58
400 recover: 1:54
800 #3: 3:08

  • David B.

    Well, I try to be positive here on DM, but with this entry I feel your pain -- getting injured sucks. Been there, done that, coming back from it now. Take plenty of time off to recover -- better too many days than too few. Please keep us updated here on DM as to how you're doing.

    over 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Alan G.
    Alan G.

    Stay positive, Dave! You'll be back before you know it.

    over 6 years ago Like2 people

  • Jay S.
    Jay S.

    OK ... I'm over wallowing in my self pity over my bad run today. So sorry to hear that, Dave. Stay positive, be patient and give your body what it needs so you can come back healed and better than ever

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Cindy W.
    Cindy W.

    awww that stinks Dave! Sorry to hear you are still hurting. Shins really do hate speedwork, so maybe that's why they hurt so bad. Take some time off & get back out there slowly! You are already so fast, a little time off won't hurt your speed. Remember if your pace isn't where you want it to be by Erie...you've still got Columbus in Oct. - Jealous of the concert!

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Dave P.
    Dave P.

    The problem with Columbus, though, Cindy, is that I have to be 5:59 faster in Columbus because it counts towards 2013 and the new qualifications. :( Finishing in 3:20:59 was already going to be a pretty demanding goal. I can't even fathom 3:15. The concert was awesome, though! Especially Poison! :)

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Dave P.
    Dave P.

    Thanks for the support all of you and to all the MV Running Buddies who flooded my cell with texts today after I just crawled back in bed and hoped to wake up from a bad dream. :) You guys are great and I'll just use this opportunity to catch up on my sleep in the mornings. I'm just glad that I didn't end up signing up for a local race that is next week.

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Cindy W.
    Cindy W.

    I guess the way I look at it Dave is that you've only been running a short period of time, right? Look how naturally fast you are. I think you are selling yourself short in thinking you can't qualify in less time. I cut 20 min. off my marathon time when I qualified & none of my training runs indicated that I could do that. Remember too that Cols. is generally in the 40-50's & an optimal course for a pr. With that said, I think you'll be able to do it at Erie. Stay away from speedwork for a few wks.

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Stacey D.
    Stacey D.

    I'm sorry you are going through this again. I worry about you and your inability to slow down and take time off. I know you give it your all every single time you lace up those shoes and I'm worried you are going to end up with an injury that won't be so easy to bounce back from:(

    I know how stubborn you are, YES YOU:), but no matter who you are and how long you've been running, your body needs a break!!

    As for the concert...the 00's said to tell the 80's "hi". (That sounded better in my head).

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Mike S.
    Mike S.

    Sorry to hear man. Take care keep icing and stretching and praying! You will be back strong soon! Glad you enjoyed the concert!

    over 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Dave P.
    Dave P.

    Thanks, Cindy. I just know how demanding it is on not just my schedule but the entire family's schedule to try to do all this training and I know that it's probably not something that I can keep up for years and years at this level. And, Rev, if you would have been there, I probably would have made myself do more than just three Yassos. Stacey, yes, I do like to push myself, but when I do take a break I'm pretty good about taking a big one. As for the concert, it was fun to just fun to be entertained.

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Kim B.
    Kim B.

    I hope that your shin is feeling better soon....trust me...take the rest you need now so that you can keep running down the road. I have learned the hard way.

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Reverend Run V.
    Reverend Run V. Get Better
    Get Better:

    Sorry for chickening out. If I'd been there, you probably would have run those 800s a little slower to accommodate me and maybe you wouldn't have ended up injured.

    over 6 years ago