Clay Williams Founder Canal Pursuit for Mental Health

I did this same 765 km run in 2015 but at a much more demanding pace. I was running day and night, taking 2-hour sleep breaks each day. By day 5 I had developed a very severe anterior tibia tendinitis, it was so bad that it was difficult to walk, let alone run.
During this year’s run, again around day 5, that same anterior tibia tendinitis was developing again. This year I was able to get some good advice about properly taping to support the muscle / tendon, and over the next two days the injury all but went away, it had become a minor irritation instead of a significant pain. While I was running through Kingston on day 9, a group of about 100 primary school students ran with me. A few of them asked about the tape, and one told me that there’s no clear evidence that the tape has any real therapeutic value. (Sharp kid). I thanked him for the info, and agreed, saying that taping is a relatively new thing, and there just hasn’t been a lot of research and study yet, but I DO know that my tibia was quite sore four days prior, and that the pain pretty much disappeared after I started taping to support the muscle.

– Clay Williams

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