Thursday, September 9, 2010

I can run for miles and miles...

While the week before last was all about the speed and PR's, last week was about keeping a slight injury in check and still putting in the miles.

Here's how it broke down:

Monday - 5.5 mile run morning, 16 mile ride after work (easy)

Tuesday - speed work 
Wednesday - planned mountain biking, but rain side-lined us (so, unintentional off day)
Thursday - 23 miles ride after work (hard)
Friday - climbing
Saturday - 23 mile run, climbing, disc golf, swimming, hiking
Sunday - climbing

The guess to the injury name is metatarsalgia.  Basically it feels like I'm running with a small rock under the ball of my foot.  Aggravating mostly.  I've been icing and cross training and that seems to help.  Looking to get new shoes (just in case) pretty soon.  

So, my new plan is still on track.  I ran 23 miles Saturday.  The first 3-1/2 on my own, the next 10 with Brooke, the next 4 on my own, the next 5 with my niece and nephew with me on bikes, and the last 1/2 mile with Brady.  So nice to have distractions - he-he!  The foot held out, the calves on the other hand were toasted when we were done.  I hobbled around until I had my shower, but after getting out and doing some climbing with the kids I was back to semi-normal although fatigued.  So, long run accomplished!!  Whoohoo!  Now, just have to make it through the 150 mile bike ride this weekend, Adventure Race in two weeks, and I'll be ready to marathon it up.  


  1. :) - you rock! Good luck with the bike ride this weekend. Have fun ;)and put in a few miles for me.

  2. You are amazing!!! That's an awesome workout schedule!! Have fun this weekend!!

  3. Wow you surely do, keep up the good run and I will keep chasing your blog. Thanks for you wonderful post.