Getting out of the cradle

4 weeks of rest to the sore heels, popping in ibuprofen’s lot of stretching and icing… and NO RUNNING…

Since last Monday I did not get the pain in my foot, so an extra day of rest, and thought I should hit the pavement…

The run today was easy, with change in the stride. Made quick turnovers, by keeping shorter strides. Shorter strides helped me in a faster run, and less impact on the heels. Landing was more on the toes, and mid-foot. Though it always feels to run more after a long lay over period, but it is good intelligence not to. Start slow and steady, and build it up with strength.

Ofcourse one does not loose the stamina and lungs are still as strong as they were before, because swimming or biking or any other form of cross training keeps them in shape.

Anyways, I hope that the heel pain doesn’t come back during the day, have taken anti-inflammatory, and am icing while writing this post.

For readers, here is an article on Running Form-,7120,s6-238-267-268-8210-0,00.html

as far as strides are concerned, there is no sacred stride 🙂

till I post again painless running !!

What hurts ??

Heels hurt ……..

Mundane, because no running.. took the day off to repair the broken parts. Have a sore heel on the right leg. The ‘Shoe-Dog’ gait testing mechanism at Road Runners tells me, that I put 53% weight of the body on my right leg,

Old and Newand rest on the left leg. phew!!! Anyways, the soreness in the heels is an indication that I need to change my running pairs.

Though I got a new pair of Asics, but the pain in the heels, early morning while getting out of the bed, is awful. Googled a bit, and found that it is called as Plantar Fasciitis. Plantar Fasciia is the connective tissue that runs from the heel to the base of the toes

Plantar Fasciitis, is a common form of injury among runners. It happens because of various reasons-

  1. Old pair of running shoes, without much cushion.
  2. sudden increase in mileage, leading to over stress of the legs
  3. this is related to the running form, where heels strike the ground first.
Detailed analyses, you can check out the following:
I have been rolling ICED bottle under the feet, rolling the heel, back of the heel, as much as I can. Even now, while writing this, I am massaging my foot with the ICED bottle.
I cannot cut down on running much, because of an upcoming Marathon in a month. But advice is to reduce the mileage, and work on strengthening the various machine parts.