Injury strikes again! Just as I was feeling all smug and confident of sailing through training for a fall marathon. This time, it's a tendon on the outside of my foot, that's been hurting since last Thursday. And this time, it's entirely my fault. I should have waited a whole 2 weeks after the NYC Half Marathon before returning to my usual mileage.
At least I know what needs to be done...compression, no running, lots of swimming, ankle stretches (I normally stretch my achilles and feet before running, didn't realize the lateral part of the ankle needed to be stretched too!) Glenn did the research and sent me a few stretches which I am gingerly trying out, now. The pain is a lot better than last week, but I dare not run till the pain is completely gone.
Last week looked like this:
Tuesday: 10 miles, spinning, BodyWorks
Wednesday: 7 miles
Thursday: 8 miles
Saturday: swim 2000 yards
Sunday: swim 1500 yards
There will be a lot more swimming this week. I was hoping to run a marathon in October...the next week will decide if I can pull it off.
It's a bummer, but life's still good, as long as I am able to blow off steam at the pool. Hey Mel, maybe this is a sign that I should switch to the Tri!
Have a good week, everyone!