Thursday, June 5, 2008

Training for 26 May - 01 June 2008

Not really anything to note in my training for last week. I haven't been running much because of some aches and pains to the bottoms of both feet around the arch and both shins since after the MCH Half. It is puzzling because even with the rest from running they seem to stay about the same and doesn't seem to be improving any...and hurts more after running. I have continued with my cross training on the elliptical, cycle and stair stepper, which doesn't seem to bother my leg and foot problems. I have added swimming since we opened the pool a couple of weeks ago, so fitness-wise, I feel okay. Not super, but okay.

My next race is the Strider's Women's Distance Series 5K this Saturday in the early evening, so we'll see how that goes.

Training for the week:
Mon: 36 min Elliptical, 35 min Cycle, 12 min Stairstepper
Tue: 40 min Elliptical, 40 min Cycle, 12 min Stairstepper, 10 min Swim
Wed: 45 min Elliptical, 45 min Cycle, 20 min Stairstepper
Thu: 32 min Elliptical, 35 min Cycle, 25 min Stairstepper
Fri: 30 min Elliptical, 21 min Cycle, 12 min Stairstepper
Sat: 3.35 miles run, 32 min Elliptical, 32 min Cycle
Sun: 35 min Elliptical, 35 min Cycles, 12 min Stairstepper, 10 min Swim

Only a little over 3 miles on Saturday which didn't feel good at all. I have run twice this week for over 10 miles...still painful but got it done. I'm beginning to think it's the shoes. I've been running in my new Kayano 14's since the beginning of May. I've switched back to my Kayano 13's for my last run and it felt a bit better. Hopefully that's what it is. We'll see how it does on Saturday and after.

Happy training to you all!


robison52 said...

Sounds like you might have plantar fasciitis, which I hope you don't have at the injury took me about eight months to left foot would hurt when I first got out of bed, but onced warmed up appeared to be o.k., therefore I kept running and made it worse.

Steph Bachman said...

Charlie, maybe you could try a massage/ART session like Paul does for his PF?

I'm sorry you are hurting. Good thing that the swimming opened up for you. : )

Charlie said...

Hi Bruce and Steph,

I really don't think its PF. It's uncomfortable deep in the arches and running just made them more painful, but most of the pain is in the shins as well as the calves.

After the race Saturday, I'll give it about 5-6 weeks break from running, which will give me plenty of time to ramp up for the fall races and marathons. I think with all the cross training, I should be fine to ramp up the running slowly the end of July or first of August.

Have a great weekend!