Distance: 12.28km Time: 1:54 Pace: 9’20 kCal: 973 Heart: N/A RPE: 1 Type: heel recovery
As some of you know, I’ve been having some problems with heal pain (plantar fasciitis) and I’ve been switching between different running shoes to try to find the right comfort and support along with taping, stretching, and ultrasound.
I think my running shoes were the culprit… and though I love running in them, they are a little big and make my heal move too much. Another contribution to this problem and that I’ve neglected any type of cool-down and proper stretching exercises. Silly, silly me!
So, to avoid making things worse, I’m not running too much and looking to off set my training with swimming, cycling, and weights. Of course the hardest part is finding a place and time do to these ‘alternates’.
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This has been a great month
Okay, so it’s only been 4 days and we’ve got a break in the middle. But it’s great because I’m mixing up my training.
Today I needed to skip my 1hr run with 4x100m strides due to cut on the bottom of my foot (almost healed). But to not feel too guilty, I did go to the driving range. Don’t ask me how that helps with running – at least I was active! Plus, yesterday I did an early morning 20-mile ride that kept me energetic though out the day.
Because my foot’s gonna keep my road-mileage for a little longer, I’ve started to focus more on cross-training, cycling, and trail/beach running. Besides, there are a few triathlons and trail runs that look very, very interesting.
The next few days are going to be a lot of fun as I take a small 3-day holiday to enjoy the central coast. Between the gym at the hotel, the running trails on the bluffs overlooking the ocean, and the… er… wineries, it’s going to be a great time!
I’ll let you know how things work out when I’m back.
Enjoy the next few days.