March 3, 2007
The foot-healing has stalled, hovering between 97-99%. I can run without limping. I can even run fast without limping, though "fast" is relative at this point and limited more by my general lack of fitness than any crunching or creaking in my foot. The peroneal-tendon pain is mostly gone most of the time, leaving this godawful ache in my heel that sometimes wakes me up at night. Still, I don't even limp the first few steps anymore. The week was as follows:
Su: 12mi (8:12), 4 to warm up, then 7 faster, the last bit slower
M: 6mi (9:13) alarm clock died, no coffee, tired heavy legs
T: 8mi (8:23)
W: 6.01mi (8:04)
R: 8.01mi (8:28)
F: 6.01mi (8:44) tired/sore again, took it easy
Sa: 8.01mi (7:20) impromptu easy/hard 1/2/1/2/1/1. I think the GPS was wrong for part of it, but still a good little workout.
total: 54 miles, most in a while but still woefully few
I'm wondering if my foot will ever be totally pain-free, and whether I should just dive in and start running workouts and racing again. I'm not getting any younger.
Posted by joe positive at March 3, 2007 5:04 PM
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I'm totally out-of-date here and you've probably already answered this, but have you tried sleeping in a boot to keep your foot flexed. I don't love mine, but when I wake up with my heel aching, putting the boot on really does give me some relief and I wake up feeling relatively pain-free.
Posted by: chelle at April 4, 2007 6:38 PM