Sunday, January 6, 2008

Extensor Tendonitis - Its back

Just a few days ago I started to feel the dull ache along the top of my foot again. The doorbell announcing my old arch enemy Extensor tendonitis. Below is a link describing my last encounter:

However, what I didn't post as a followup was that it did plague me sufficiently that eventually I gave up the season and rested. It eventually went away with Ice and rest. However that was the end of the season and I was not all that enthusiastic about racing anymore. SO it was not a big sacrifise, in fact it was a great excuse. However things are different now.

The good thing is its still super early in the training with 5 1/2 months to go for Tupper and almost 9 months for IM Wisconsin.

So I am going to take some more agressive action. Last time I went to a doc who ruled out a broken foot. But did little else for me. This time I am searching out a podiatrist or sports med specialist to see what I can do to prevent this in the future.

In the meantime I will focus on Swimming and Cycling along with some hideous sound aqua jogging ( I don't know if I can bring myself to doing this !)

Will keep you posted.

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