05 August 2011

On Running Injury Free

Kunwari naman daw stolen shot.
I usually just jog in the morning. I wake up at five a.m. and hit the road, but I haven't run for two weeks now because of the bagyo. I've tried running with bagyo before and I realized how dangerous it can get. Ang dulas ng kalsada, risk pa na magkasakit.

Another cause of a down time in my running was a slight soreness behind my right knee commonly know as  the runner's knee. Runner's knee (also known as patellofemoral pain syndrome) is usually caused by weakness in the middle quadriceps muscles and tight hamstrings or IT bands. Those who overpronate (your feet roll inward) when they run are also at risk. I see to it that I don't run whenever I feel there's something wrong with my body. If one is running injured, chances are, one will get more injured.

Change costume
If I feel there's something wrong with any part of my body, I stop running and allow my body to heal. Running injury free is my priority. It doesn't make sense pushing my self to my limits and end up getting injured. Injury is down time - I don't want that to happen.

I think my month old Nike LunarFly2 might have contributed to my runner's knee because of the high arch of its insoles. While the LunarFly2 looks stylish, the outer soles easily wear off. Oo nga puwede i-pang japorms, but definitely, its style doesn't meet the performance and comfort a regular fitness runners need. I am still in the process of breaking in my New Balance 563. So far, my impression: I am satisfied with its performance. It's presenting itself as a slave I can use, abuse, and enjoy.

Game face. Tara jog tayo sa umaga. :)
After two weeks, my runner's knee has healed. So, when I saw the sun this afternoon (first time in many days), I changed to my running costume and hit the road for a round of a jog. I really missed jogging. The difference between running in the afternoon and morning is that in the afternoon - ang dami ng tao sa kalsada. Sometimes gusto kong sabihin sa kanila, "Tara jog tayo! :)




khantotantra said...

delikado nga magjogjog kung madulas ang kakalsadahan kaya dapat tuyo ang ground

ghienoxs™ said...

Runner Commandment #36 "Don’t wait for perfect weather. If you do, you won’t run very often."

its a good thing that you listen to your body. running through a lot of discomfort would just further aggravate your injury.

krn said...

why oh why i prefer to jog at night. mas buhay ako sa gabi. Tara jog din tayo sa gabi. haha ;)

pmm012 said...

had the same problem too with my old shoes, had to change to a 'motion control' shoes because the 'Stability' type doesn't quite nail it, i'm flat foorted - too much overpronation. Mine is a New Balance 967, which for some reason New Balance already revamped - i've run 10-km++ with this shoes with no apparent injuries.. keep running!

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