Posts Tagged ‘ it band ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: The Road to San Francisco

A Short Workout is Better Than No Workout Several of us committed to the Rock and Roll San Francisco half marathon on a whim, sight unseen. No, really unseen: I registered in 2012 and the course map was only released earlier this month. And when I met with my group of Team in Training alumni […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Fully Recovered and Running Hills

A Physical Therapy Success Story For those of you who have been following my blog (and really, who hasn’t?), you’ll know that way back in the beginning of May, before the Team in Training season even started, I tweaked my IT band¬†while out on a hike. Note to all of you who haven’t been through […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: No Pain, All Gain

Painless Running After passing this week’s balance and strength tests at physical therapy, I was cleared to run as much as I felt comfortable doing. In other words, he sent me out into the world with all of the excitement of a race horse being lined up at the starting line. The calendar said it […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: When You Can’t Run, Walk

Move At Your Own Pace The good news (and it’s very good news!) is that my IT band is starting to feel better. Last Sunday, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I could run a bit and mostly walk a 10k without stabbing pain in my knee; this wouldn’t have been possible a month […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Like Running on the Moon

Running on an Alter-G Treadmill Dear Betty, You ran on an Alter-G? That sounds so cool. Tell me more! – King of the ‘Mill Let me start by saying that if you ever have the chance to run in one, DO IT! On Monday, the day after I ran/walked the B.A.A. 10k in Boston, I […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Tales of a Weak-Ass Runner

It’s been about a month that I’ve been trying to cope with my angry IT band through a variety of techniques, including guided stretching, intense massage, acupuncture and just plain wishing that it would go away. Everything offered some degree of relief for anywhere from an hour to half a day, but nothing was actually […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: My IT Band is Angry

Last week, I went on my usual Monday morning hike with two friends. On the way back, my knee started getting very unhappy. By the time I got back to the car, I emailed a fellow runner and described the pain as “stabby.” While it felt more isolated in my knee while I was hiking, […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Boots, Hips and Long Runs

This is a milestone weekend for me. Not only was it the weekend of the last long training run before Nike¬†(3 weeks to go!), but it marks one year since I broke my foot. I’ll break this post down into three parts to hit the highlights of the week. Long Runs Yesterday, I ran a […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: For the Love of Pilates

Last week, my father came to visit and acted as my chauffeur. I took full advantage of the opportunity to get out of the house, not once but twice, to head to my favorite Pilates studio. I’ll grant you that it wasn’t my usual, full-on Pilates session. Instead of reformer work we did lots of […] Read More