Also if you want some tips on how to find an ultimate BRF (best runner friend), check out my guest post on Running Kellometers today.
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.
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.
Saturday: 10.6 miles in 1:21
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.|
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.