January 28, 2007
a little anatomy is an entertaining thing
Still here, still running, still studying, and now about to start working part-time for The Man (company I left around this time last year, yes, I know, I know). The marathon is 3 weeks from today. This running week was one big near-miss, as
M: 8mi (8:57), recovery from Sunday's 20
T: 8mi (8:14)
W: 13.25mi - 3 wu, 10@7:13 avg. Was trying for 7:05 and got right on it for 6 miles, then faded to 7:20s. The last mile was like those cartoons where someone wants to go faster and faster but the legs go in slow motion instead.
R: 7.11mi (9:36) you read that right. In wind and pitch-dark and rain, feeling mighty sorry for myself too.
F: 10mi - 4wu, 6@7:01 avg. Was trying for 6:45. I had trouble getting to the pace and even more trouble holding it the few times I got there. Last week I had no trouble running 3@6:35 pace, so I was flummoxed by this.
Sa: 10.25mi (8:07)
Su: 23.02mi (8:01)
total: 79.6 miles
Today's run really surprised me; after a short warmup, I fell into a pretty steady 7:50 pace which felt way easier than it should have, especially considering today's 15mph wind and Wednesday and Friday's crappinesses. Unfortunately, at mile 22 I got some sharp pains in my PF-plagued foot, not in the sole but on the dorsal side near the 4th and 5th extensor tendons. I guess I'd been running a little funny without realizing it, trying to spare the heel. Anyway, I had to slow way down the last mile, and it still hurts to walk on it 7 hours later. I've been icing and advil-ing and hoping for the best. I've had a few Sunday runs where I was sure I'd broken something only to be fine the next day. I really hope it's a tendon or two instead of the bones underneath.
Posted by joe positive at January 28, 2007 6:32 PM
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Hey Joe, post or send a composite picture of your feet as though they were arrested twins (front, profile :-) ) ... circle the area that hurts... we'll try to make "flummox" an obsolete word :-) Also re. icing ... my own feet-on experience is that icing works as a pain killer but does little for post long-workouts (22 miles!!) which need tweaking and readjustment/realignment of sorts... Wouldn't change my style 3 weeks before a major appointment but...
Posted by: corrado giambalvo at January 29, 2007 4:03 AM