On Wednesday I went for Week 5/Day 3 in my compression sleeves and quite simply, it was awful. I wasn’t having trouble with pain during my runs, just after, but with the sleeves on I had pain with every step I took. I left them on thinking it would get better but it never did. I slid them down during my cool down because I just couldn’t take it anymore. I instantly felt relief but I still don’t feel back to normal.
I’ve been foam rolling since my leg workout and it’s been helping quite a bit, even though it can be almost excruciating at the time since its essentially a deep tissue massage. I’ve been focusing on my hips, thighs, calves, and glutes and the only thing that isn’t completely relieved are my calves. But I’m going to keep up with it because I’m seeing positive (if slower) results.
I’ve also been in touch with my local run shop to figure out what I can do about shoes. Because my problem usually occurs pretty soon after I start running I’m thinking that it’s either how I’m running or what I’m running in. Runner’s World has suggested some shoes, Road Runner Sports have suggested some different ones, but I’m going to wait until I hear back from my run shop. I hate having to drop another $100 on shoes but I really would like to complete a freaking run without pain. And I do believe it’s possible because I’ve done it.
What do you run/walk in? I love my Nike’s dearly but I believe they are the culprit even though they have probably only 100 miles on them.
I walked two miles on the treadmill this morning and I felt okay while it was happening. I’m a little cramped up now but when I get home (from the most boringest class of all time) I’ll roll and it’ll be good.