This was probably the worst I ever trained for a race. Even for my learn to run 5K was training more regularly. My vacation job and than the injury made it worse. I still don;t know what it is. The diagnosis went from muscle irritation to plantar factitious to stress fracture. I had to scale down the long distance run and limit runs to under 10K.
Today's run showed no sign of pain and discomfort and it was great. With the lack of regular training I was sure that I was not going to run any faster and the time was exactly as my last 10K run. I also switched my shoes. Since I did my last half in Oct 2014 I have been running on my New Balance 890v4. The shoes are great and I have almost run 500K on them. I went back to my New Balance 880v4 which are bit more cushiony than 890. I think that did make a difference in today's run.
The weather has been so good this week and I went out without a jacket. 2 Mins out I realized it was bad idea and so went back to get a light jacket. Its really hard to dress in this weather because I knew after 20min I was going to be hot in the jacket. Luckily the cold wind kept blowing throughout the course and it was a great run all the way to the end.
This was my first race with Garmin 920Xt and it was good , the distance was exact 10K and it was in sync with all KM markers. Here is how the run went.
Another week of training has gone by and this Sunday we were supposed to do 18K. I was going to decide if I should sign up for Good life half marathon based upon this run. I was really not sure if I can run another half with so less training. I guess I was wrong the training for Chilly half in winter was worth it and I was able to run the 18K today. Around 14K my foot pain again started to bother me. I almost thought of taking a street car and going home. But a short pause was good to get me going again.
I decided to not run run the Harry's 8K in high park, mostly to avoid hills. To my surprise we had run across high park and the hills really killed me. I wish we had not run through high park just to avoid hills.
I also had to visit my physio this week to see if the foot pain was plantar fasciitis.It was hard to diagnose and I get why that is so. I need to continue to use my foam roller a lot more especially on my calf muscles. The outer muscle connecting to bottom of foot seems to have some irritation and I need to address that this week.
Garmin 920XT has worked really well for last 2 weeks. I got few runs on it now and all the time GPS lock was really quick and so was the GPS accuracy. The distance matched what it shows on google maps. So over all it is really a great buy. I am also wearing this all day for last 2 weeks and I have charged this only twice.
Not much to write today here is how the run went.