Sole Runners Tuesday Night Trail Run

The Green Girl joined the Sole Runners for another Tuesday evening trail run.

This was my second run in the New Balance 760's after a successful trail run on Sunday.

Ever since I was diagnosed with posterior tibial tendonitis, I massage a generous amount of Peaceful Mountain Tendon Rescue Gel on both my feet every night before I go to bed. Since I also suffer from plantar fasciitis, I also take special care to massage and stretch the plantar fascia.

I could definitely feel an increase in soreness in my arches after running in the 760's on Sunday but my arches didn't seem to have the twinges of pain indicative of an injury.

My boss took a few of us out for lunch yesterday and we ended up in a small booth. Since I'm a short Green Girl, my feet couldn't reach the ground and there was limited leg room so I ended up having to tense up my legs for the entire meal. When we stood up to leave, I felt some of that posterior tibial tendonitis pain. I gingerly put my weight on it and slowly walked outside.

I panicked but by the time we got back to the office, my foot felt fine. I thought twice about running after work but decided I'd see how my foot felt by the end of the day.

That pain didn't return so I went for my trail run last night. Thankfully, my foot felt fine for the entire run.

Under an overcast sky, the Sole Runners climbed the ocean trails. Coach Gary stayed behind with the back-of-the-packers. I commented that I'm a strong uphill runner but ever since I injured my foot, I've struggled to run downhill. He suggested I take smaller steps and bend slightly at the waist so I focused on trying to do that on the way back down.

At one point, I felt like I had really gotten this technique down and I had picked up some significant speed but then the rest of the running group flew by me and I realized I wasn't going as fast as I thought I was. Heh.

When I rubbed the Tendon Rescue into my feet last night, I was relieved there wasn't any posterior tibial pain in my right foot. this morning, my foot is feeling good, too.

I've been feeling some intermittent pangs of pain in my knees and I figured that was because I've been experimenting with different shoes but I'll keep an eye on this as well.


  1. Im so glad your foot is fine! Yesterday was such a great day to run! I'm happy you to get out there!

  2. Wow, you do some great trail runs! Glad your foot is ok. For some reason (and its not an injury) I'm always the slowest going downhill, even on the road.

  3. Bummer to hear about all your tweaks and niggles! Remember - the other thing to do is to slow down when things start hurting. That's hat I'm doing these days myself...

  4. Thanks, Glenn.

    I got some new shoes today and I went for a short, easy run in them and they just might do the trick. They are supportive, stable motion controls and that seems to be just what the Green Girl needs.

  5. I sometimes have my legs hanging as well. Glad it didn't impact your run.

  6. Hanging legs is okay for short periods of time but it gets hard on your body when you have to do it for a long time, huh?


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