Met with the PT today; she told me to quit running until I can run pain-free. The goal isn’t to be able to run in pain but to make the pain go away completely which isn’t going to happen if I keep running with things the way they are. Frustrating but I know the last couple runs I’ve been in pain and should have stopped. Good thing I’m headed to Alaska soon!
I just read Joan Samuelson’s Running for Women.
She won the first Olympic womens’ marathon in 1984 in 2:24:52 (17 days after having knee surgery!!) and also held the American womens’ marathon record for 17 years, 2:21:21. Last year, at the age of 50, Joan competed in the US Olympic team trials and finished in 2:49:08, setting a new US 50+ record. She is a running machine.
This is a great basic informational resource for women runners. There is a training plan in the book, and Joan covers everything from nutrition to injuries to sports bras. It’s part training and part autobiography. I enjoyed reading about Joan’s career more than the informational stuff, but I think it’s a good mix of both and great for any woman runner. It’s a really fast read; I’d recommend it.