I had a conundrum tonight:
- Get off my lazy behind and put my bike back together, which has been un-assembled since my Century race on May 23.
- Figure out how to put on Rock Tape, â€œthe only Kinesiology tape engineered to meet the demands of endurance athletes like runners, swimmers and cyclists.â€
Obviously, I went with the Rock Tape:
Smushed knees 🙂
I had high expectations for the Rock Tape because it was a sample given to me at Ashleyâ€™s Half Ironman. We were standing in line for the bus and I spoke to a guy with Rock Tape on his knees. Turns out he was a representative for the company and gave me a free sample on the spot! I saw him at the finish line and the tape was STILL on his knees through 1.2 miles of swimming, 56 miles of biking, and 13.1 miles of running. I figured it MUST work!
I followed the tapeâ€™s instructions for Runnerâ€™s Knee and waited 30 minutes for the â€˜glueâ€™ to dry.
As mentioned, I have Runnerâ€™s Knee (hereâ€™s an explanation of how I manage the problem) but can typically run pain free because I wear knee sleeves (on the left below). Iâ€™ve been wearing sleeves for 3 years STRAIGHT. FOR EVERY RUN.
Iâ€™ve tried other brands of Athletic Tape (given to me by a physical therapist and on the right knee above), but I generally prefer sleeves over tape for many reasons, like this cost and effectiveness comparison.
As mentioned, I had high hopes for the Rock Tape and wore it on a 3.0 mile run this evening. I did 3.0 slow, even miles in about 30 minutes, but the tape began to come off around Mile 2.0! I was VERY disappointed â€“ and my knees are going to kill tomorrow.
I must have put them on incorrectly, right? The Ironman dudeâ€™s stayed on through a 6 hour event â€“ with swimming! Any ideas?
With a drizzle of honey.
Dinner was a yummy vegetable salad. I was SERIOUSLY craving greens.
The mix contained:
- 1 sliced baked sweet potato
- 1/2 cup kidney beans
- 1 plum tomato
Tonightâ€¦ I will get to bed at a normal time! 🙂 Thatâ€™s the goal. Think I can do it? Thereâ€™s a lot of good TV saved on the DVR!