Saturday, July 11, 2009

Mount Washington Trainer 3/52, Upper Ridge 3

Should be last Upper Ridge for awhile. Great overall week. Also, saw the Dr. Paul Farmer of foot-care, Dr Louis DeCaro, who explained all my foot woes, discovered they were not just connected to my foot but, in great sing-song fashion, that the "foot bone connected to my...." well, I have displaced hips too, which puts my stride on a further disadvantaged/unnatural level. The next day he got me in to see his physical therapist. After some adjustments (more to come in the future) I ran today and felt as good as I can remember. Which has something to do with the adjustments and also something to do with the fact that I'm getting in shape.

Salem to the top: 24:06
Base to top: 10:54
Overall run: 10 miles in 1:09:44

Also, I've resolved (since Washington) to work out at a minimum of 3 hours a day. "Work out" includes any combination of running, biking, swimming and focused stretching/lifting/core-work. While a few days this week I didn't reach the 3-hour goal, the days I did were 5+.

Website for Dr. DeCaro is below. Seriously, great guy. When I came in for my "gait clinic," not only did they film my stride on a treadmill, trace both my feet, do castings and multiple examinations with a team of specialists, but DeCaro himself had found an article in the New York Times that morning which he put in my file to be given to me when I came in. It was about a crazy runner. He was super pumped for me to read it.

The week 7/5 - 7/11: R33/B242/S1.8k

1 comment:

  1. Do you mean Chiropractic Adjustments??

    I'm totally convinced now that all of my injuries come from the hips/pelvis/lumbar.... Remember I told you they found 2 abnormalities in my pelvis? Maybe they are Genetic??...

    Anyway, I'm going to visit Amherst when Mary goes, and we should do some yoga poses for leveling hips. If you ever want a beach day (barefoot running in soft sand!), I'm 15-20 minutes from it!