May Newsletter

Jimmy Picard   |
May 19, 2021

Spring is in full swing! I hope that you have been able to get out and enjoy some amazing runs in the warmer weather. It has been great to see races happening across the country. In case you missed it, the Canyons 100k was fun to watch. Here’s a short recap from MUT running.

Today I wanted to share a few things with you:

  • The new clinic space
  • Achilles Tendinopathy – What you need to know
  • UROC 50k
New Clinic Space:

April has been a crazy but good month here at Redefine PT. We have officially moved into our new space at U-Turn Sports and Performance in Richmond, VA. We’ve got all the perfect setup to help you overcome your injury and become a stronger runner.

Achilles Tendinopathy – What you need to know

For the past two weeks, I’ve been dealing with an insertional achilles tendinopathy.

In the image below you can see a picture of my inflamed tendon – hint it’s the left foot!

Here’s how my injury has played out and what I’ve been doing.

My symptoms first started after a hard 12 mile in new shoes and a model that was also new to me. The run went great but I woke up the next morning with a swollen and cranky tendon.

I’ve been able to manage it pretty well with the following:

  • decreasing mileage
  • extra rest days
  • tendon loading exercises – starting super easy initially and has time progressed increasing the intensity.
  • wearing a shoe with a bigger heel-toe drop

My runs start off with the tendon being sore and a little painful. But, it warms up after 10mins of running and then is relatively pain-free.

With a race this weekend, I am just trying to manage the symptoms until it’s over. Then I’ll take some time off to let it settle down and focus on the rehab.

Check out the IG post for more details.

UROC 50k

May 1st I ran the UROC 50k. I’m writing this before heading out of town for the race so stay tuned for a race recap mid May!

Thats it for this months newsletter!

Do you need help working through an injury or reaching a new running goal? Reach out and lets see how I can help! 804-608-6484

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