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Finally, I am Back!

9 12 2009

1. Exactly one month after the PIM Pasig River Marathon, I was back running at the ULTRA Oval Track yesterday afternoon. I did 1-Kilometer slow run at the soccer field, another 5K at the oval track, and finished my workout with another 1K at the soccer field and 1K at the oval track. My average pace of 7:30+minutes per kilometer was enough to bring myself back to (competitive) running. An 8K run at the oval track was “heaven”!

2. Actually, I had my first attempt to run/jog last Thursday when I took pictures of the future site of the Ultra Trail Run that I am planning to implement. I was able to run/walk/jog a distance of 8.5 kilometers but I was still in pain but after this run and a deliberate and very long session of “deep-tissue” massage, all the pain was gone!

3. I had another 6K Run at the Rizal High School Oval Track last Saturday afternoon and it was a workout where I was able to run continously without any walking breaks. Even if my average pace was 8:30-9:30 minutes per km, I was happy that I could run again.

4. From the book of Tim Noakes’ “Lore of Running”, I found out that my injury is called “Chronic Muscle Tear”. “He concludes that this kind of muscle injury occurs in various muscles at specific sites that, for reasons unknown, develop eccentric muscle weakness. This weakness is exposed during faster running. When the eccentric loading exceeds the muscle’s eccentric strength, a small section of the muscle is strained and develops an inflammatory response. This initial tear is too small to cause discomfort. However, once the initial tear has occurred, a cycle of repair and reinjury and reinflammation develops that leads ultimately to the large tender knot.”

5. For the specific treatment, Tim Noakes stated “The only treatment that works is a physiotherapeutic manuever known as cross-frictions. A better term would be “crucifixions” because this is the most painful treatment a runner would experience. In simple terms, this is what I call “deep-tissue massage” or “hilot”. Ask Coach Titus Salazar of Team Bald Runner how this procedure is properly done!

6. You will see me more at the ULTRA Oval Track during the Team Bald Runner’s “Speed” Training on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoon from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM.

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15 responses

9 12 2009
elkyoshi

Welcome back, Jovie-san!

10 12 2009
kingofpots

thanks!

9 12 2009
reinier6666

Dear BR – What a great news! Congratulations and a word of precaution … dahan dahan lang sir. What do they say? Old soldiers never die…

10 12 2009
kingofpots

hahaha! slowly but surely..thanks for the advise

9 12 2009
bugobugo

take it slow and easy sir. see you on the roads, trails and wherever!dios ti kumuyog!

10 12 2009
kingofpots

of course, i learned a lot from this predicament..we are already getting old!

9 12 2009
rpapolinario

welcome back, sir jovie!

10 12 2009
kingofpots

rp, thanks!

9 12 2009
greencursor

bravery is not being afraid to stand in front of the adversary but having the courage to resist the temptation to do so.

when we suffer injuries, we are able to appreciate the simpler things in life, such as walking, much more running. the happiness to be able to hit the roads again may be an understatement.

10 12 2009
kingofpots

nestor, thanks for the advise!

9 12 2009
jd

nice to know you’re back BR! stay safe!

10 12 2009
rickgaston

Welcome back Sir Jovie. Nothing like a little forced layoff to make you appreciate running even more. And now all the other parts that were not injured got a small vacation and are now ready to go hard and fast again, well when you are ready.

10 12 2009
elcapitana

yehey!!! it was nice to see you last night, sir!

10 12 2009
carlo

good to know that you’re back in the game, sir jovie! welcome once again!
looking forward to see you once again in sunday races!

11 12 2009
gingerbreadrunning

Welcome back Sir Jovie! Looking forward to seeing you on the road again!

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