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I'm not sure if this is the correct forum for this but I'm so pleased...<br><br>
I think I've beaten my PF. I've been able to run on the treadmill 3 times this past week. It's only been 1 - 1.5 miles, but that's a whole lot better than zero!<br><br>
I think 3 things really helped me here.<br>
1. Putting arch supports in my shoes.<br>
2. Wearing that darn uncomfortable Strassburg sock to sleep each night.<br>
3. Doing this exercise a sports medicine doctor friend of mine told me to try. You clench your toes like you're trying to make a fist with your feet. Hold it for only a few seconds, relax, and do it again.<br><br>
Wish me luck. My half ironman may not be out of the picture for this coming summer.<br><br>
And remind me to take it slowly. I tend to push these things and set myself back.
 

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I've been battling PF off and on for the past 10 years. It's an injury for many will never completely go away. But over the last few years I've found the things that help and also the things that really aggravate it.<br><br>
To be able to train with PF, you need to keep doing the things that help..... stretching, arch supports, Strassburg sock, etc. even when you think it's healed. So far as training goes, I've found the thing that irritates mine the most are the hard runs.....and not the mileage. You may be able to get your running mileage back up to what you need for your half IM fairly quickly if you don't push the pace too hard.
 

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I've been dealing with it for about 3 months now. Strassburg sock type thing, stretching, icing, rolling my foot on a can of beans, the whole nine yards. Well, I ran a mile this morning and I have felt fine all day. Every other time I've tried, my heel has ached all day. So, here's hoping.
 
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