March 9, 2016, Jimmy had his consult to address his painful calves, after being told to see Jessica by his peers!
How did jimmy find #RunPainFree:
Jimmy is a member of the infamous, PPTC (Prospect Park Track Club) in Brooklyn, NY. Many of his teammates were either clients of #RunPainFree or had a consult, and had been telling him for months to get to see Jessica. But, like most runners, he waited too long. The injury that had been persistent, screamed at him.. so he messaged Jessica.
What pain was Jimmy experiencing?
Calves. Jimmy had been running with both calf sleeves, and Knee braces. His calfs were in pain all the time. Little did he know he was making it worse by restricting even more. In doing so he built his calves in such dysfunction that is was nearly 2 inches larger than the other calf. That imbalance alone is enough to cause a major hip injury, which leads me to the root of his issues. His IT Band was the cause of the calf pain, due to restriction in joint mobility, his calf's flexion and extension was restricted. So, being a fast runner, his muscles developed in that dysfunction.. and therefore were rock hard. As Jessica released his restriction of the IT Band, she had to break down the dysfunctional muscle, then retrain it the right way, and then build THOSE muscles. Jimmy, the perfect student, go into his correction homework right away!
Jimmy's calves' dysfunctional muscle development was the the result OF his dysfunction and injury. And so, while rolling at the IT Band Insertion, Jessica broke her infamous stick in TWO! It was a big day in #RunPainFree history, and now all the runners want to be the next to break the stick!
Early on in his correction, about a month, Jimmy did the ZION half in Utah, got on a plane and went to Hawaii for the Honolulu half marathon, a week apart. He had no foam roller, and didn't do all his homework. HE did amazing on the races, but when he came back to his first session, post races, and began a new phase in his correctioni, his calf nearly snapped mid movement in the workout. The sound was like a rubber band snapped, literally. Immediately Jessica didn't let hm stop moving. This is ESSENTIAL in timing for a calf strain to NOT get worse or stop you. It's addressing it immediately on the spot. Jessica made him walk around the park, as half his body weight was on her, so he could. She had him sit and do some flexion and extension, and in seconds he was able to put more weight on his foot. They kept at it until her next session showed up. By this time, he was able to put the weight on to his foot, and walk alone. Jessica had him walk to the bathroom and back to her alone before she let him go home. She gave him the regimen for calf strain for the night and the next few days. In 2 weeks he ran a half. The above video was his run PRE race.. no calf strain holding his one back! THIS Is the power of #runpainfree #runners doing their HOMEWORK!
How did Jimmy start to share #RunPainFree with others?
The #RunPainFree program educates the runner so they can go out into the world and help other runners.
Jimmy was sharing his work IMMEDIATELY and TONS of PPTC teammates were coming to get help from #RunPainFree and Jessica. He was exemplifying what the #RunPainFree program can do, and was already rolling his peers, and giving advice. He wanted everyone he knew in pain to come see Jessica. Many say this, but very few go as hard as Jimmy has and still does to this very day. He is hands down, of the most supportive and committed runners of #RunPainFree!
What are some of Jimmy's accomplishments?
Jimmy placed 1st in his age group several times in the 2017 running season, for starters! He gave himself a challenge to do 3 marathons in 6 weeks in 2017. Not only did he run hundreds of miles in 2017, but he completed his 3 for 3 Challenge; BERLIN in September 24th, he ran CHICAGO October 8th and Finished with NEW YORK CITY November 5th and PR'd his 3rd of the three! He was amazing!
How has Jimmy's Pace Improved?
The whole purpose of #RunPainFree is to get you pain free and running however much you so choose to. So that YOU are the deciding factor of your runs, not some pain in your body. We create balanced, efficient runners. And Jimmy is an example of this!
Starting with #RunPainFree his NYC marathon 2016 time was 11:26 per mile. He finished NYC 2017 in 9:20.
What is jimmy doing currently?
Jimmy's race schedual for 2018 is impressive! It's a result of running better, efficient, and pain free that runners tend to take on more races, bigger goals, after correction, because the start to enjoy running again.
Currently he is headed for
PPTC - Cherry Tree 10 Mile Relay - NYC
NYRR Al Gordon Brooklyn (4M) - Brooklyn, NY
41st NYPD vs FDNY 5 Miler - Central Park
NYRR - United Airlines NYC Half - NYC
Wolfe's Run 10K - Staten Island, NY ( 3 of 3 )
Run as One (4M) - NYC
Big Sur International Marathon - CA
Bike - TD Five Boro Bike Tour
Popular Brooklyn Half - NYC
NYPD Memorial 5k Run - NYC
Bike - Bike MS - Farmingdale, NY
NYRR - Queens 10K
NYRR - Retro 4 Miler - NYC
NYRR - Team Champioship - NYC
NYRR - Manhattan 7 Miler
Santa Rosa Half Marathon - CA
Guthrie Wineglass Marathon - Corning, NY
NYRR - Bronx 10 Miler
NYRR - Grete's Great Gallop 10K
NYRR - Staten Islad Half
TCS - NYC Marathon - NYC
Rock N'Roll - Las Vegas
NYRR - Jingle Bell Jog (5K)
From the moment Jimmy started with #RunPainFree, he has been supportive in helping his peers get to a pain free run with sincere interest in his friends running health. A #RunPainFree Runner is someone who naturally wants to help others get to the root of their restrictions in running their best races, times and as many Marathons as they want, and Jimmy represents as he leads with example. He has been awesome in sharing information, #RunPainFree Events, and sharing his progress on social media, to show everyone running pain free IS a real thing and Jimmy has done this of no influence other than his own, and it is for that reason we are happy to announce him as a #RunPainFree Ambassador!