December 2, 2009
Everything makes me grind my teeth.
I am so afraid I'm going to develop an injury in the next 10 days. Every little twinge (and there are many) makes me tense up. The achilles somethingorother is mostly gone, but why only 99.5%? And what if it comes back? And that little pull I feel at the 5th metatarsal of the same foot...please, please don't let it be peroneal tendonitis, because I fucking hate that.
I have 2 days left working at the chiropractor's office. Working - bending and stretching while confined to a tiny little area, picking up people's arms and legs, etc - is very hard on my foot. Over the holiday weekend I had 5 days off and my foot felt fabulous; yeaterday, after 3 or 4 hours, I was sore and pissed off, and well and truly ready to walk out. Good thing I only have a few shifts left. I pray my foot survives.
Today's schedule called for 10 miles with 2 reps of 1.5 miles at tempo pace (6:35-6:40). We're supposed to get a big storm later today, and this morning was warm and windy and humid. I worried about the tempo intervals but did them anyway, at 6:33 and 6:35 pace. They did not feel as supergreat as I had hoped. And I cursed every car, every dog, every dog walker, every person who waved at me that I had to wave back at, every patch of rough pavement, every turn into the ever-increasing wind, every acorn I stepped on (we have a bumper crop this year), every squirrel throwing acorns at me from every tree I ran under.
Some days I never want to see anyone again.
But it's only taper.
Posted by joe positive at December 2, 2009 9:59 AM
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All physical maladies are grotesquely magnified during a taper. Try to put them in perspective.
Also, at least you're running decent paces vs. effort in those last workouts. I can't say the same.
Posted by: Julie at December 3, 2009 6:35 PM
Sounds like a typical taper - except for the acorn throwing squirrels (none of that down here). Hope your foot and sanity survive the remaining days.
Posted by: Ewen at December 4, 2009 12:14 AM