Wednesday, February 08, 2006

ITB

Stretching works.

I've been fairly diligent in stretching my legs. I admit, that I thought my knee was going to hurt yesterday. I ran well until the 5 km point, at which I could start to feel the ITB tightening. It was never painful, but it would have been if my run had gone any further. I also ran on the opposite side of the road. I've read that continously running on the same side of a cambered road will cause problems for your legs.

So I'll keep stretching and switching sides. Hopefully I'll be able to get back up to where my mileage was in a few more weeks. Injuries stink.

3 comments:

Darcy's Mama said...

Cambered?

nickt said...

Yes, cambered.

From dictionary.com:

cam·ber

n.
1 a) A slightly arched surface, as of a road, a ship's deck, an airfoil, or a snow ski.
b) The condition of having an arched surface.
2 A setting of automobile wheels in which they are closer together at the bottom than at the top.

intr. & tr.v. cam·bered, cam·ber·ing, cam·bers

Shelley said...

heck ya..those cambered roads will eat your legs up..they cause a total imbalance in your hips where your ITB attaches..massage there as well!!