Sunday, July 9, 2017

Week in Review (Plantar Fasciitis)

12 Miles
2 Runs
5 Days off
1 bothersome L heel/calf/achilles
2 Lift Days
3 Rock Climbing Days

After last Saturday's long run, my heel continued to bother me into this week. Instead of trying to run through it, I decided that now is the best time to take off to let it heal.  The only kicker is that I literally just received an elite entry for the SF half, so if I am injured, I feel like a jerk for not even being able to toe the start line.  I'm feeling hopeful, though.  With lots of massages scheduled at Sports Medicine Institute in Palo Alto with Josh and Jenna (and whoever else can get me in, for that matter), combined with continuing my weight lifting regime, I'm hoping this is just a small speed bump along the way

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Week in Review

60 Miles
6 Runs
14M workout with 4x1.5M at 8;45, 8:33, 8:27, 8:20 with 90s jog rest
16.5M easy long run
1 Day off
2 Lift Days

This week was a bit hectic.  I landed in SFO on Monday night from a 16 hour day (night?) of travel...and then I took an uberPOOL back to Mountain View, only to have the driver pull over on an exit just off 101-S because he was experiencing chest pains.  Somewhat scary, and I hope the driver is okay!  My pool-mate and I requested a new uber together and I finally made it home, 30 minutes after I expected to.  By Thursday, my legs were feeling pretty snappy, which came as a huge surprise to me, because typically my legs are completely wiped from international travel.  Jonah and I crushed our 1.5M repeats workout and we helped each other tremendously.  The catch was that my left heel started to flare up.  I felt it on Wednesday, and then it was manageable in the workout.  But, during the long run on Saturday, my buddy Max asked if I was hurting because he could I was altering my gait.  After that run, I could *definitely* feel my left heel, just walking around, so I decided to take Sunday and Monday off.