ATC: Should You Postpone/Alter a Workout If You’re Not Feeling It, When To Replace Running Shoes, And More

March 20, 2013

Lucho joins to answer your questions on tips for a first-time Oceanside 70.3’er (and first attempt at a Half Iron?), opinion on stretching as part of warming up, how to tell when it is time to replace running shoes, how to prepare for a 10k swim in terms of taper and nutrition, what caused severe hamstring cramping during a marathon, a good or bad idea to run an all out 5K 16 days before Boston, why doesn’t Tawnee do Leadwoman, what’s the best way to recover from a race and then peak for another race 2-3 weeks later, the best kind of training for Leadville marathon coming off injury, should you save/postpone a workout or make it easier (slower) if you are not feeling great, and more.

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Comments (6)

  • Jim L says:

    Hi, Thanks for the insight. Moving the 10 mile run to Saturday. 🙂 Thanks again.

  • Ward says:

    I’m not a stretcher before or after running. However, I’ve been dealing with plantar fasciitis. Should I be stretching for that injury before or after or ever? Thanks!

    • Lucho says:

      Ward- I believe massage is better. Often times plantar issues stem from very tight calves or ‘lumps’ in the gastroc. Using a massage tool frequently (like twice every day) to work out the tight spots is what I did and would recommend. And possibly taping your arch? That worked well for me as I had PF for a long time. I ran through it. It hurt like hell but I felt there was little risk in running with the discomfort.

  • jimmy says:

    FYI, the reason the San Francisco Marathon is early this year is due to the America’s Cup.

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