Monday, August 31, 2009

Interrupted by injury

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!

18 comments:

D10 said...

Sounds like you know exactly what you need to do to get back running. Hope the foot heals fast.

teacherwoman said...

Sorry to hear about the injury. Bummer. And, I especially hate it when it happens and you know what caused it. Hope it heals fast!

Pearl said...

oh no! so sorry to hear about your injury. i hope it heals soon!

joyRuN said...

Hope you heal up quick! The crosstraining will keep you on track.

Erica said...

Sorry to hear about the injury :( Glad you're taking some time off of running to let it get better though! Keep us updated and rock out with all that swimming ;)

Mica said...

Booo for injuries! At least there's swimming, right?

Marlene said...

Boo injury! Hope you bounce back quick!

Abby said...

Oy! Sorry to hear about the bum tendon, but you sound like you're totally on top of getting it back in shape. Here's to a speedy rehab and a fall marathon! Still contemplating Steamtown?

The Happy Runner said...

NUTS!!! I hope that it responds well to your recovery plan. It's just such a drag when injury strikes.

Heather said...

Sorry about the injury, but it sounds like you are on the right track to recovery!

Scheri said...

I'm so sorry! I had the same type of tendinitis last year and it healed up quickly. I hope yours does too!!!

Irene said...

Bummer! I hope it heals quickly!!!

lindsay said...

that stinks! hope it heals quickly - definitely sounds like you are taking all the right steps and precautions.

X-Country2 said...

Oh no! Sounds like you have a good plan. Good luck on a speedy recovery.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Bummer about the injury, that sucks!!! But yes, you should definitely tri!! I LOVE IT! Hope it heals up quickly, but awesome that you're swimming in the meantime! :)

Cindy said...

oy, sorry about your leg. keep up the cross training and i hope you recover very quickly! sending good vibes...

Beth said...

I hope your ankle heals quickly. The cross training and stretches will help.

Laurel said...

That stinks about your injury, but it sounds like you've got a good attitude about it. Enjoy your cross training and here's to hoping you heal up soon!