Wednesday, April 8, 2009

BACK TO SQUARE ONE......damn....


On Sunday I planned to complete my week of training by running my long run from home to the tower and down to Running Central. The plan was to go out semi-easy and come back as close to goal marathon pace as possible. I've been having spiratic runs as of late because of pain in the groin and knee. I figured I had some sort of muscle imbalance. From talking to folks I thought this was irritating the IT band. I haven't been running right since Delavan.

I have missed nearly 3 weeks of training and I wasn't feeling all that confident in my fitness. I got to the gas station at the corner of Forrest Park and Knoxville (about mile 6) and decided to call it quits. My hips never really loosened up and my knee was beginning to really bug me. The irritation becoming more noticeable the further I ran. I was pretty grumpy about not being able to complete my run. I turned around dejected and beaten. I slowed to a jog. When I got back to Central and War Memorial the pain in my knee had increased. I walked up the the Danimals home. Thankfully he was at home. Demi his daughter was there and so was LeAnn. I had coffee and he showed me the shelves he was putting up. The guys are regular Bob Villa. Thanks Dan for the lift back to my place.

On Monday I went to see Dr. Ryan at IPMR downtown. I have been diagnosed with IT Band Friction Syndrome and Osteitus Pubis (WTF?!?). The later diagnosis was from an x-ray of my pelvis. The front of the pelvis is joined by the pubic symphysis. The x-ray showed sclerotic (thick) bone edges and evidence of inflammation. The treatment is anti-inflammatory and a break from running to quiet the tendonitus. Physical therapy to increase mobility and stability. I am going to miss not only Boston but also Steamboat (bummer).


So after all the talk of the importance of doing strength training and stretching I failed to heed my own advice. When my schedule got tight, I dropped the stretches and strength training and for a while it worked. I was getting faster. Now I have a setback. Bummer.

4 comments:

Matt S. said...

Sorry to hear that Rob. I have no doubts that you will come back stronger than ever! Keep your head up!

Rob said...

Thanks Matt.

Rob said...

Thanks Matt.

Janice Fennell said...

My condolences but glad you are taking care of yourself for future challenges. Mom Jan