Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Out for another week and ice foot baths

As cold and unpleasant as it looks
My 16 odd km run felt good.  The subsequent 5km run, not so good.

My foot flared up again and I had to hobbled home.  Meh.

It was time to stop stuffing around with with my foot, so I went to see a physio.

He beat up my foot for half an hour or so then suggested I don't run for a week and immerse my troublesome foot in an ice bath three times a day.

Yes, an ice foot bath is as unpleasant as it sounds.

Hopefully I'll come back stronger and better from this.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

15.75 km in the bank

These shoes were made for running
Woot.  15.75 km in the bank.

It felt great to get those sorta kilometres under my belt.

The run meandered around the suburbs of Coquitlam and wasn't setting any pace records.

The leader of my group (unknowingly?) pushed the pace a little towards the end of the run.  I had to dig deep but managed to keep up.

I was a little nauseous at the end of the run.  Might need to re-examine my fuelling strategies. Better to sort this out now rather than during the 1/2 marathon.  

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Getting back in the stride

My feet are feeling good and I am slowly getting back into the groove of running.

I started with a gentle 2.5 km lope around the block, then bumped into up to a 5.4 km run.  It all felt good.

So good in fact, that I rejoined my 1/2 marathon training group.

We jogged out to a flat road mostly devoid of traffic and ran back and forth between 200, 400, 600 and 800 meter markers.  The first time to a marker was at a moderate pace and then flat out on the way back.

On the final leg I decided to keep pace with some older ladies who were much fitter than me.  They chatted nicely at the end.  I gasped for air and had flashbacks to childhood memories...

It was then a gentle jog to get back home.  Well, that's what I thought.  Turns out I should have ran back to when I had parked the car... Oh well.  Another kilometre or so on the end of a ten km run isn't much.

Tomorrow morning it's a long 15km run with the running group.  Wish me luck

Monday, February 18, 2013

First tentative steps back

After my disastrous 10 km Chilly Chase Run, I am taking my first tentative steps back to running.

My right foot is 100%, but there is still a little tightness and swelling in the Achilles' tendon of my left foot.

To test things out, I took a short 2.5 km leisurely jog around the block.

It went well enough. The tendon is a little sore. I iced it for a while bad it seems okay.

Wish me luck as I try to increase my mileage!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Would rather be running

My right foot is almost 100%. My left foot is still stiff and is causing me to limp.

I'm targeting next Sunday to start running again. Lotsa time in the gym before then.