05 February 2012
And I'm a believer.
I have been suffering some minor pains here and there when I run farther than say four or five miles. The side of my right hip and my left plantar fasciia are my current nemeses. KT tape works on the foot, but the hip has been a little more troublesome. I finally broke down and bought a foam roller about two weeks ago. I have been using it to release my IT band. It hurt so much at first (like screamy hurt), but it works! I haven't had that side of my hip flare up AND I have been running faster without an increase in perceived effort. Why did I wait so long? In other news, I think this means I should schedule a massage in my near future.