Trigger Points

on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at 9:04 PM

Did 7 miles this morning with 2@ marathon pace. I did the 2 @ MP around a local track. A 3:20 marathon equals a 7:38 mile or about a 1:54 lap.


01:51.5
01:58.2
01:52.9
01:56.5
01:53.2
01:52.8
01:53.2
01:50.4

I found it hard to know what the proper pace was for the first mile. Overall I averaged 7:37 for the whole 8 laps, but come race day I'm not going to have pacing feedback every 400m.

One issue I've always had during previous tapers is the development of trigger points in my calves. These are basically little knots that form in your muscles that cause little annoying pains. When the trigger points are massaged however, they hurt like hell. I've got one that's developed in my left calf. I know that if I massage it every hour that it will generally be gone in about 3-4 days which is just about perfect in being ready for Sunday. I jsut hope that I don't develop another one.

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmmm I wonder if that's what I was experiencing during my last race.

Anyways...Good Luck on Sunday!

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