November 26, 2012

Workout wrap-up and a guest post

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Now for a quick review of last week's workouts. The week started off grand because I knew it would be a slow trickle by the end of the week with the massive turkey eating and all.

Monday: 7 miles -- 1 mile warm-up, 6 miles of speed work alternating .5 miles at 9.0/9.1 mph with 90 seconds of rest at 6.5 mph. Also rowed for 15 minutes, yoga-ed for one hour, and did 20 minutes of legs and arms strength training. This was a super overkill day, but I knew the rest of the week was going to be easy.
Tuesday: rest
Wednesday: tempo run, 7 miles in 55:22, the goal was to hit the middle 5 miles at 7:39 pace.
Thursday: turkey day run with the family, 5.41 miles in 55:41.
Friday: rest
Saturday: 10.6 miles in 1:21
Sunday: rest

So the Saturday run was supposed to be 13 miles, but I cut it short because of a sharp pain in my left foot. This is the same foot that I've had problems with on and off for a while, but this pain felt a little sharper (bone?) than previous pains. I decided that it wasn't worth totally screwing up my foot two weeks before a race to get in a few extra miles, so I quit the run early.

But not before I had a gloriously freezing run. Gloves would have been nice.

Too cold to not get the crazy eye.
The creek is almost a giant popsicle. But a very gross flavor. 
Mennonites in town. Maybe trying to take this pic is what brought my ankle down.
I gave my ankle extra rest today and just did a spin class. It doesn't hurt at all when I walk or hop on it. The hopping part is a good sign to me, but I'm very nervous to do any speed work this week. I'll also be heading to the PT on Thursday, so I'll get to chat about it more then.

Do you have mysterious foot/ankle pains that come and go?

What did you do to fix them? After the marathon I'm going to take a couple of weeks off of hard running.

20 comments:

  1. I have had those same kinds of pains in my shin but it seems to be going away. I usually do the same as you and cut the run short and take a day off or whatever is necessary until the pain subsides.

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  2. I used to have a weird pain in my foot every time I got up and started walking on it. Usually it would fade away after the first few minutes or so. Strangely, that pain has disappeared after about six or so months. I have moved on to other pains now. :)

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  3. Oh no, I hope your foot/ankle problem clears up fast! Just how cold was your freezing run? It was about 4 degrees here this morning! Brr!

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    1. OK, so it was only in the 20s. But I never got warm the whole time. More clothes would have helped.

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  4. I've had ankle pains - rest helps. Also lots of stretching - lie on your back and grab your foot and pull it towards you (use a band if you can't reach) . I also did calf raisers whenever I remembered to strengthen my ankles. The main solution is not to run quite so much - so hard though - thats why I now cycle as well as run:)

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    1. I love that stretch idea. Perfect to do while watching a show.

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  5. Oooh, look at you with your guest post!!! Nice work!! I need a local BRF.

    Hope that foot heals up. I'm assuming you're icing?

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  6. I always have weird foot pains that come and go. I will ice and wrap and that helps. Your workouts are AMAZING!!!

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  7. I love the tops you have on together! Hope the foot is feeling a bit Better!

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    1. I wore the outer tank so giant trucks on back roads would spot me. But it kind of worked out like I was making a fashion statement.:)

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  8. I hope it's nothing with your foot and all is O.K.! I get mysterious pains all over my body lately. Ugh!

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  9. Hey, if you can hop then you are golden. Hahah. That's what my PT guy says anyway, so I'll just pass on that little gem. Looks like a solid week of work! Honestly, that Monday recap made me tired just reading it!

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  10. Foot pains, yes. I get one in the side of my right foot, arch area sometimes. It feels like tendinitis. I roll and ice it. It is not sharp pain, more a tight or pulling pain sometimes when I run. I have a history of a ankle sprain on that same foot, from jumping off the road while running when a car was not paying attention and started heading my way. That happened two years ago and I have a cyst there now that acts up from time to time. Yep, I never had pains until I hit 37. I blame all of this on my aging years. LOL!!!

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  11. Hope your foot is ok :(
    I don't have any pains to speak of so no advice to give here. It looks like you had a nice long run minus the foot pain.

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  12. alot of streches will help and i would sugest heating and cooling..
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