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I just got back from the YMCA and can hardly walk. But before I jump into all that, let set up the backstory. I went to the Academy Sports store last night and purchased KT sports tape ($9.99). After watching an instructional youtube video several times this morning, I wrapped my feet and was off to the gym. My step had a spring in it, and the pain I had experienced the night before had subsided. The first couple of miles were pretty enjoyable, but by mile four I knew I had a problem. At the eight mile mark My feet were killing me and I stopped at eight-and-a-half miles (not as far as I hadÂ anticipated running). The tape was partially coming off due to sweat, and so I removed it, took a shower and rewrapped my feet afterwards. As I sit in Starbucks writing this article, my feet are throbbing like someone hit them with a hammer.
My plan for next week is to cycle on Monday, to keep my endurance and cardio up, to try and run again on Tuesday. I have not given up on taping, but I am going to go with the cheaper white athletic tape we used when I played high school football. I never had my feet or wrists tapped then, but I watched them tape a hundred times. So, after I finish my vanilla latte, I’m off to the Academy Sports store again to invest even more money in seeking some relief.
t-minus seven days until the race. oh boy.