Monday, September 27, 2010
Treadmill Time & KT Tape: Plantar Fasciitis -- 9/27
My heels have been feeling much better since I returned from San Fransisco. Perhapes walking up and down all of those hills did them some good! More than likly, they have improved because of the rest from running and my latest tape jobs. The video above is close to what I have been doing. Except, I add another strip of tape that runs horzontaly along the sides of my foot, just under the ankel and around the achilles tendon, which give some additional support to the Achilles. I think this modification is improtant because the PA that I went to said both injuries were related. I have also been using the frozen water bottle technique as well, which also seems to help a lot.
This morning I still felt really tired, so I waited until after work to go to the gym. I ran on the Treadmill for the first time in a long time and had a gret run. Actually, it was my best run on a treadmill. I have gotten a lot stronger over the summer despite my injuries.
5 mins @ 3.6
15 mins @ 6.6
5 mins @ 6.8
5mins @ 6.6
At the end of this run, I still felt really good. I wasn't doubled over panting or anything near it, so I really think that I could have push it more if I wasn't still trying to protect my heels.