Well another training post is happening. I wasn’t going to do one, but then I felt the urge to write my thoughts out in regards to running this week.
Let’s just say it didn’t go as planned.
Mon- OFF (2-3 miles commute DC)
Tues- 9 miles easy. This felt good but towards the end I vaguely remember some funky feelings in my foot. I brushed it off though knowing I was taking the next 2 days off.
Wed- OFF (4-5 miles DC commute/walking)
Thurs- OFF (4-5 miles DC commute/walking)
Fri- 9 miles. This is where my foot really started to hurt. About halfway through my run, I felt like the arch of my foot wasn’t being supported. By the end, I was half limping my way back to my house with shooting pains in my heel, outside of my foot, and achilles. I suspected a lot of it had to do with my needing new shoes. I had to work for 10 hours so I bought my new inspires the minute I got there. Putting weight on it was incredibly painful so I spent the night on the couch hoping it would magically disappear for my long run the next day.
13 miles running 1 hour bike. I woke up and my foot felt slightly better, but not great. I thought about trying to at least get a few miles in, but decided I’d rather be able to race on Sunday, so I biked instead.
Sun- running (tentative) and yoga. I’m not sure what I’m doing today, fitness wise. If I wasn’t supposed to be racing, I would probably cross train. However, I have a 5k that may or may not get cancelled due to the storm that I am supposed to run for my job at the running store. If my foot hurts when I wake up (I’m writing this the night before), then I will either not run, or I will take it really easy. If it doesn’t work out, I’ll still get in some yoga.
Clearly, not the week I had planned, but who ever plans to get injured? I want to keep a close eye on this little “injury,” if you will. I tend to jump to conclusions so it is probably nothing serious.
If it feels 100% better this week, I’ll probably have another 36-40 mile week. I’ve been lucky to consistently run above 35 miles since early October. If I’m going to have to take some time off, now is the time to do it. I don’t have any legitimate races (besides a fun 5 miler next weekend) until March and I have a gym with unlimited classes for me to go to for the next 6 weeks while I’m home. I might as well get my money’s worth and cut back my mileage a bit.
Sorry for the lack of pictures. This was mostly me just spewing my thoughts.