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10 days to my 50 and my back is f'ed up.<br><br>
I'm tapering and have short daily runs and a 10 miler on Sunday left. I've seen the Chiro and I'm stretching like a MOFO.<br><br>
Options:<br><br>
Continue with running as scheduled.<br>
Alter running schedule and do what's possible.<br>
Bag all running and rest.<br>
Others.....????<br><br>
Am I fcuked??????????????
 

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rest for 10 days and take care of yourself. see a massage therapist and/or acupuncturist.
 

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rest - and listen to merigayle about seeking the services of a massage therapist and/or acupuncturist
 

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Got a recommendation from the guys at Fleet Feet. Trying to hook up the massage thing right now.
 

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good luck with the massage, report back <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Tomorrow @ 10:30. Soon as I could get.
 

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good luck dg!!!!!
 

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My go-to cure for my lumbar problems is my inversion table. I use it for gentle traction by rocking back on it. 3-4 minutes 3x per day works wonders.<br><br>
I would not do much training other than things that have therapeutic value. With 10 days to go, you're not going to train yourself to get any faster.<br><br>
Good luck, buddy.
 

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Thanks Hippo.<br><br>
I've eyed the inversion tables once or twice and thought hmm....
 

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i have always wanted one. where would it go? lol. They look like fun!
 

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I got my inversion table online but later I saw them for sale at Fred Meyer - sort of a Target type store here in the PNW. They cost less than $300 and easily fold up against a wall. You set your height before you step into the foot clamps and that makes you perfectly balanced at the pivot point. You can then swing yourself as far back as you want. There is also a strap you can set the length of that will stop the rotation before it gets completely upside down. I use that if I'm not used to it.<br><br>
Your spine is always in compression. Just switching this to traction for a minute or two can really help, but YMMV.
 

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Aaaaaaaaaahhhh.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
It went well?
 

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If you're having issues now, 12 hours of concrete at Presque Isle doesn't sound like the right formula, eh?<br><br>
Hope the back pain works itself out.
 

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Yeah. I'm already considering how wise that'll be seeing how I'm already signed up for JFK. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused"><br><br>
Though I am now feeling wonderous. No run today. I might try a <i>real easy</i> one tomorrow.
 

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my back hurts too, must be sympathy pain. i would take it easy tomorrow and play it by ear.
 

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{{{meri's back}}}<br><br>
I will take it under advisement. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 
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