Friday, April 30, 2010

Preventing Injury during Tri Training

Worked a solid 12.5 hours today. Another 12.5 hours tomorrow.

Today while working, I started to feel slight, sharp pain on the top of my right foot, the same place where about 3 years I got a stress fracture from training inappropriately for a 5k (that I never did because of the injury, and gave up running ever since). This was a self-diagnosis as I was a broke college student at the time.
Anyway, I think today my shoes were just too tight because it feels okay now. But I got to thinking, I need to be really, really careful not to over exert myself because I could easily get injured and then not be able to do the triathlons. I am putting a lot of time, and especially money into this, so that would be kind of devastating!!

What are your best tips for preventing injury when training for a race or something new?

I gave in and paid for my registration for Trek Women's Triathlon Series at Walt Disney World Resort~!


Britt said...

i think pacing yourself is clutch. even if you feel like you can push ahead, trust the training plan to bring you to your goal safely. i know too many people who have pushed their training and ended up with IT band injuries, knee pain, etc.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on signing up for the triathlon! That is awesome newsss :) I know as healthy active ppl we always want to push ourselves, but sometimes we just need to listen to our bodies and take a break from hardcore workouts. Getting enough rest, icing your knees, etc is a hugeeee part of training.

I'll be in Clearwater from now on :) we're going to have to get together soon!

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