I debated about sharing last week’s workouts. My whole training is up in the air. Actually it doesn’t even feel like I’m training for anything. Cycling just isn’t the same as running. And cycling is what I’ve been doing for the past 4 days.
Nonetheless, it’s what I’ve got right now.
45 bike trainer intervals (1 min hard, 2 min easy)
30 minutes strength training (see below minus the running portion)
10 mile run with Lori
After laying off from running for 3 days, I can’t say this was my smartest move. I should have went with a shorter distance to test the waters. But my plan called for 10 miles, so that’s what I did. If it had been one of my coaching clients, I would have told them to do less. Do as I say, not as I do?
My foot felt good for the majority of the run but was stiff the last few miles. I was really tired too which is to be expected from not running. I spent the rest of the day stretching my calf and icing my foot. It actually felt completely normal by the time I went to bed.
Morning Flow yoga class at Bending Bodhi – always a welcomed time to stretch out from head to toe.
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If I thought Tuesday’s run was not a smart move, this run was an all out idiotic move. I knew within the first mile that my foot wasn’t good. It felt like it was in my Achilles. I was running with Lori and Mike and had visions of saying I’m done and turning around to run home. But when my watch beeped 1 mile, I didn’t say anything and kept running forward. And I didn’t say anything the whole entire run.
I’ve been kicking myself ever since then.
I ended up running 6.5 miles and actually walked the last 1/4 mile home. I paid for it because my foot/ankle was not happy. I stretched throughout the day at work and by the afternoon it felt ok until I walked down the stairs to go home. Ouch.
60 minutes bike trainer
My original appointment with my PT for new orthotics got moved from Tuesday because she didn’t have all the parts I needed. Thankfully she had a cancellation so I got in on Thursday. When I made the appointment, I wasn’t having any foot/ankle pain. I obviously jinxed myself. I knew I wasn’t going to get any treatment for my ankle from Jen but at least she could offer some feedback.
Long story short, I did and I didn’t. She agreed that I needed to take a week of from running to see if my foot pain cleared up. My calves were a knotty mess. She questioned my newest pair of shoes (I did too, but that’s a whole other story that I’ll have to fill you in on another time). She wanted me to make another appointment for a full evaluation. However, her scheduled was so booked up (and so were the other PT’s in the office) that the earliest I could get in was early April.
I can not wait that long. I need to nip this in the bud asap.
As much as I like Jen, I made an appointment with a new PT office that comes with great reviews for this week. I’m sad but I’m hopeful.
40 minutes strength training and mobility
My long run was supposed to be 16 miles so I hit the bike for the equivalent time. I set a new record for the longest time I’ve been on my bike trainer – 2 hours 20 minutes. That’s a long freakin’ time. I would have absolutely LOVED to have rode outside but with the temp in the single digits and the wind chill making the real feel -12, I was ok with the basement.
After sharing the story of the dog who tagged along with an adventure racing team, I had the urge to watch the Eco-Challenge. I haven’t watched one of those in years. It’s crazy what these athletes do but it’s very motivating when slogging away on the bike.
Another 60 minute ride on the bike trainer.
My foot is feeling pretty good but I’m sticking with the one week off just to be cautious. My emotions have been all over the place. One day I’m beating myself up for all the things that I should have done differently – get a coach, run less miles, wear different shoes, do more strength training, foam roll more. I have questioned why I’m even training for a marathon. Why do I need to do this? Clearly marathons and I don’t get along given my injury history.
My marathon goal is up in the air. It’s 10 weeks until Sugarloaf. There’s still time if I nip this foot thing in the bud. If I have to take more time off, then the odds of reaching my goal declines. I’m not a really patient person. I hate being in limbo!
How was your week in workouts?