- Heather Lassen What is the minimum long-run (miles wise) to accomplish prior to race day? Realistically I will probably only be able to safely get up to 10ish miles. If I can do that without stopping, will adrenaline get me through the rest on the day of??
Also, what should the last week & day look like from an activity and diet perspective?
- Chris Oliver I ran my last real long (10 miles) run yesterday before the race. This is my first Half. Around mile 9 my knees started to feel some pain. I do light strength training once or twice during the week. Anything I should focus on in the next three weeks? I'm nervous about injuring myself before I finish. Strength training? Rest? Both?
- Adrienne Dubitsky-Norris I am a 66 year old female, diagnosed with a torn meniscus and some arthritis. Never had pain till meniscus tore. Have run 2 marathons and 13 half. Run/walk. I have been getting physical therapy and see no difference. Just wondering what success rate is for surgery at my age. Live in nj and will go to HSS for opinion. Some doctors at HSS will not see me because there is minimal arthritis present. I can go for hours with no pain and then the meniscus must slip and then I'll have discomfort till it shifts again.
- Adam Kolodny I have been training for the 1/2 since January, I have had 4 long runs over the last 4 weekends, 9, 10 ,11, and 12 miles. Is that now enough of the long runs and should I now start to taper off a bit., and what then would you suggest as a weekly mileage and long run.I ran the race last year.
- Lina Joy Your thoughts on running marathon with piriformis. I haven't run in 2 weeks and am feeling bummed out with this potentially being a prolonged injury. I am now seeing a physical therapist and cross training in the meantime but what i would like to know is if this specific sciatic injury is permanent and what precautions can I take to prevent furthermore damage.
- Mariana Cab I just ran my first half marathon this past Sunday and (not surprisingly) I'm feeling extremely sore. Additionally, my right leg is experiencing some sharp shin splint like pains (that started in January). What's the best way to recover but maintain fitness for the half and help to build up strength in my right leg?
Monday, February 23, 2015
Hospital for Special Surgery Chat Transcript
The United NYC Half is coming up on March 15, and while training for that I followed this helpful Facebook chat conducted today by physical therapist Mike Silverman of the Hospital for Special Surgery. Here is an edited transcript of that chat, which I think will be beneficial to all runners. I recommend following @HSpecialSurgery on Twitter like I do. - Mark