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Discussion: Pain 'minor injuries' and energy

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May 9, 2016 11:49 AM # 
My right side from foot to right shoulder is crap...when I am out running moderately well...I am convinced that people who see me may be like Chrissy and feel pity for the shuffling old man...but I also feel there are some who think I am the picture of health no matter my pace or form...

It's day to day stride to stride. I have played as much golf last 4 or 5 months thus much less walking on Saturdays and a couple of times used a cart...Sat I pooped out like it was a hot day...and the last 4 or 5 holes my lower right shin just above the ankle started hurting...yesterday morning instead of going got worse plus I had no energy again...I was crashing badly...ok I was smart enough to get home...

But my shin really started to times it felt like I might have broke it...I remember early summer 71 I had an old pair of leather Cortez (Asic) that I had worn the heel down badly and I had shin splints in both legs really bad for a week or would go away as I ran...did the old wall stretcher exercise and I guess that helped...

Ice, head stretching foot massager...feel a little better...right knee tweaky and right should has a ache that makes me feel like an old baseball pitcher that ruined his shoulder pitching too hard too long...yet last Sat and Sun I was running close to 9 min pace (flying for me these days) while incorporating walks...instead of getting faster I crash this weekend...

I have had the longest period of training without lots of down time in nearly a year now...and I am slower than ever because I cannot do speed...I decided to go back to doing some 'hopping' bouncing stuff...not a lot but anything that pushes me up on my toes and simulates that I might actually have some spring in my stride if I keep doing it...

When I retire I want to run in the morning...and may incorporate a lot more walking...also need an elliptical machine for weather and pounding purposes...

Is your body healing up with your 2 or 3 day a week routine?
May 10, 2016 3:08 AM # 
Actually, yes! I can run without pain right now, unless I try to stride out. My energy is a bit better than last month too. So, hope springs eternal in the young man's breast...or boob or whatever it is.
May 10, 2016 3:17 AM # 
haha glad you are feeling always...good luck...such a wise saying...not really..

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