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Running Wish List and Foot Owies

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Headed to the Y tonight for my Sunday run on the indoor track. It's like 29F here, so I thought I'd run there. I was a really good girl and stretched my hammy's, quads soleus muscles and calves really good before starting on the track. Eight laps make a mile. I started out walking, and made it 2 laps when the bottom of my right foot started to stab slightly. I am so grateful to CSTREAM for her post on Rookie Runners, which I read on my iPhone before heading to the Y. Because of her, I decided to step off the track and jump on the elliptical. I finished my 30 minutes there, and headed home. I'm disappointed in not being able to run, but I really want to do these races this year, and I know from experience how some injuries you just can't run through.

As it stands right now, I have only run on this twice, and the pain is isolated to just north of the heel. It has not spread further up the foot. I am going to RICE with a styrofoam ice cup and stretch my legs really good morning and night, as well as before/after exercise. I'm going to use the elliptical (and maybe water running) as a substitute to running until it stops hurting. February 3rd is the official start of my training schedule to be ready for the Whidbey Island Half on April 14th. I hope I can get this pain managed before then. Here's my Marathon Wish List this year.

April 14, 2013 Whidbey Island Half Marathon

May 5, 2013 Vancouver Half Marathon - Vancouver, BC

May 19, 2013 Rock N Roll Portland Half Marathon

June 2, 2013 North Olympic Discovery Half Marathon - Sequim, WA

June 22, 2013 Rock N Roll Seattle Half Marathon

August 3, 2013 Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon

October 6, 2013 Okanagan Marathon - Kelowna, BC

November 24, 2013 Seattle Half Marathon
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RISENPHOENIX 1/14/2013 3:00AM

    *Only recent half marathon

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RISENPHOENIX 1/14/2013 2:41AM

    Heather, you are only going to train for 2 months for your first half marathon? And then do another one right after? That seems like a lot. From what I can see you have not been getting the distance down and you've only done the one half on your birthday last year, I would suggest cutting everything out before the Seattle RNR or maybe the one right before that, but only run 1 in June. I trained really hard and got my miles down and I ended up with knee surgery and missed every single race and here I am 6 month later just now allowed to run and return to crossfit. I'd start out slow, I know how you run, and I know you can get to the point that you can run races this year, I just think you should give yourself a good 4-6 months to train hard. Especially with a foot injury.

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