Whistler 1/2 Marathon 2nd June 2012
June 4, 2012
My wife just completed her first marathon in Whistler today in a time of 1:59:14 so she was pleased to break the two hour barrier on her first attempt. During the process of training she had a few classic running injuries which included some anterior knee pain on her left knee, a usual patellofemoral pain, a strain to her right IT band and a groin strain to the right adductor muscles. Which means I’ve been busy over the last few weeks overseeing a stretching and treatment process. The anterior knee pain resolved fairly quickly after some deep inhibition work into the patello femoral tendon and pes anserynum. The IT band needed some deep friction work and regular stretching to resolve. Finally the last injury sustained the week before the race was the groin strain which required deep soft tissue work locally to the adductor muscles along with muscle energy techniques. This required some intense treatment for a few days up to the race and one stage I considered the need for strapping but in the end with stretching and muscle energy work for the last two days it resolved.