February 24, 2007
no go joe
this goes under "not runnning" because the title refers to the marathon I didn't run.
Despite the lightest most restful running week ever, my foot was not in any shape to go 26.2 last Sunday, so I didn't.
This week started out with me alternating between short runs (4-5mi) and longer jaunts where I'd walk a minute, then run 5, or 6, or 7. This was working so well that on Thursday I decided to run 6 miles with the last 3 at MP, which is actually no longer a pace but an sad in-joke. It felt ok while I was doing it, but that sad in-joke of a pace set me back more than 3 miles had any right to. I've spent the past 3 mornings working my way back to here. My foot doesn't hurt, exactly. It's sore. It's uncomfortable. When I run I can feel it every step. But I can run at a normal pace, and without limping. Yowza.
Posted by joe positive at February 24, 2007 6:22 PM
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During my own running ennui, I've fallen out of date on all my running reading. This is not good to hear though...I'll have to read back to see when all this PF nonsense started. My own PF woes started right before my October marathon and the podiatrist said I was fine to run on it as long as the pain was manageable for me. But I think my case was a little more garden variety and predictable and nothing happened coming up to the race to exacerbate the situation. I think you probably made the right call on the race though. The strength all those miles gives you is cumulative and certainly not wasted, for whenever you tackle that demon distance again. At least there are all sorts of good spring opportunities left for you to reschedule for. Leaving yourself a little time to add in some track work to the mix (1 & 2 mile repeats) might benefit you as well, though of course that faster crap also leaves you more exposed to injury too...catch 22.
Maybe we should take up scrapbooking instead....
Posted by: chelle at February 25, 2007 6:16 PM