The Running Librarian

In 2004, I ran my first marathon in 4hrs36min. 12 years later, I'm going to attempt my second marathon. I just hope to finish it...

Thursday, August 25, 2005

I'm sorry to say that my heel pain was actually a stress fracture! I'm self-diagnosing, but I haven't run for 3 weeks and it still hurts (on the top of my foot now). Depressed? Yes, of course, but I'm not going to be one of the stubborn runners who pushes through the pain because I really love it and want to be able to continue doing it without serious problems. I know what I did wrong - I increased far too quickly. Jumping into a 21k run and hill training in the same week was not a good idea. Live and learn.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

[hill training ugh]
30 degrees...and hill training. I actually didn't mind the thoughts of this, as I enjoy pushing myself and feeling like I'm going to puke as I reach the top of a hill only to turn around, run down and do that same hill again. The new shoes are doing wonders for the knee, new problem tonight is that I've got some foot pain - in the heel area. Ok, so there might be something to that 10% rule...Anyway, I ignored the heel pain, as most runner's do and ouch, it hurts now. I did ice it tonight, so I hope it feels better in the morning. If it doesn't, I might have to forget about my Thursday run. I wish I were 10 years younger and not so suseptible to injury :(

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

[21.2 km]
Well, I was supposed to do 23 km on Sunday, but the group did 21.2, so I thought that would suffice for this week, given I was already breaking the 10% rule. I was proud of myself for being able to do this. I'm very sore today, so I'm skipping the 6k I'm supposed to do. I'll do some lengths in the pool instead. So far the knee seems okay, but because I'm really sore, I'm worried that it could still be injured and it just hasn't flared up yet (it could still be in shock). Anyway, Toronto in October is looking doable now, if the knee stays ok.