Sunday, January 29, 2012

Carmel Marathon Training - Week 4 01/23/12 - 01/29/12

Monday - Rest
Tuesday - Rest
Wednesday - Rest
Thursday - Rest
Friday - Rest
Saturday AM - 7.19 (Carmel Runners Group Run)
Saturday PM - 13.32 (Planet Adventure Winter Trail Half)
Sunday - Rest

Weekly Total - 20.51

I spent most of the week trying to recover from a pain in the arch of my foot.  It got so bad that I actually made an appointment with a podiatrist (which I now need to cancel). My foot started to feel pretty good on Thursday and by Friday, I was almost pain free.  I decided that I would try out my foot at the Carmel Runners Group Run on Saturday morning. I was already registered for the Planet Adventure Winter Trail Half (race report coming soon) that evening but I wanted to make sure I would be able to run it pain free before showing up at the starting line.  The last thing I wanted was to be running around the bird sanctuary at Eagle Creek & have to hike it back to the starting line due to injury.  I glad to say everything went well with both runs and my foot is still pain free. 
After my early fears of PF, I'm guessing that it was just a deep bruise caused by my 14 mile trail run breaking in my New Balance MT110s last week.  I loved the feel of the shoe but I think I'll stick with the Saucony Peregrines on the trails until after the Carmel Marathon.  I'm not saying the foot pain was caused by the MT110s but I'm not willing to risk losing almost an entire week of training, if I can avoid it by switching shoes.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Glad to hear your foot is better!!

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