Five sweaty and sucky miles

by - Tuesday, July 07, 2009

The Metro hates me again. And I got home obnoxiously late from work yet again. Then it broke down again this morning on my way to work. It's making me sound like a freakin' broken record.

But despite another craptastic commute, I managed to get in five miles last night. (My three miler plus two make up miles after cheating on running over the weekend.)

It was hot, it was sweaty and it was hilly. All things I do not love when running. I had to walk two of the biggest uphills because my legs were getting tired and I could tell something was going on with the form in my left leg.

Basically I get this weird feeling in my shin and then my IT band and then next thing I know I feel like my leg is swinging out to the side instead of going straight back and forth. I'm not sure what's going on with that or how to correct, but its definitely kind of painful in my left leg.

Anyone have any ideas what that might be about or what to possibly do about it?

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  1. If you keep repeating the same stuff over and over again, I'm not comin round no mo ;-)

    Sounds like you were compensating for something that was going on in your leg. Are you trying to make sure that your feel land behind/beneath you, and your knee is bent when the foot hits?

    Hope its nothing serious and you figure it out soon!!

  2. I don't know what to tell you chica. If it is your ITband, it could be due to weak muscles. Do you do any strengthening exercises for the quads/hammies? Just some food for thought.

  3. That is strange - sorry I have no idea but I hope you can figure it out soon!

  4. Anonymous7:36 AM

    Not sure what is going on with your leg, maybe a pt or doctor can help.

    Hope you have a much better commute home today!

  5. It was hot, it was sweaty and it was hilly. All things I do not love when running. ...

    But all things you DO lurrrrve when you cheat, right? So consider it a Karmic Kertwang for your cheating, sister!


    I have no idea what the deal is with the spastic leg-swing thing you got going on - which is weird because I'm An Anonymous Freakazoid on the Intertubes and we usually have all the answers and you are right, sister, to turn to us for advice rather than, say, a professional - but good luck with it, anyway.

    Perhaps another Interwebs Weirdo will diagnose it for you.

  6. you'd think a big city like dc would have more reliable public transportation. geez

    sounds like you've got a core strength problem. some extra ab work, planks, and maybe some lower back strengthening should take care of the shin/itb thing. i bet that will also straighten out your gait as well. that's what i saw when i started the tri power program.

    and it doesn't surprise me that glaven doesn't know anything.

  7. I have no clue what could be going on with your leg. Maybe a pinched nerve?

  8. Perhaps all of the MJ tributes are causing you to spontaneaously dance during your uns? No?

    Some sort of muscle thing. Better identify and get it stretched/exercised into shape!

  9. I'm with the general consensus of form/core work, though otherwise no idea? Hope you can figure it out soon so running isn't uncomfortable!