Ouch, ouch, ouch.

Okay, let's toss in some updates again. (I swear that I am going to get regular about my posting again, honest.)

Last week, I did 5 miles of hills, 4 miles and some of speedwork (2 miles, 1 mile rest, 1 mile, slight rest, half and an additional mile tacked on to some other workout), and a couple of small runs, in addition to my long slow run.

The long slow run was supposed to be my last 20 miler, but my foot was bugging me, and I cut it short to a mere 14. There are four likely causes for the pain:

Metatarsal Stress Fracture
Bone spur
Poorly-fitting shoes
Extensor tendinitis

Now, the shoes were getting close to the mileage that I normally get out of them, and I did increase the hills and speedwork, so my money is a combination of the shoes starting to go and the tendinitis. So, right now, I am doing RICE therapy, and I suspect that most, if not all, of my workouts this week will involve the bike instead of the treadmill.


Blogger Michele said...

Those are some good workout.
Get some new shoes and don't stress about cutting the run short.
I hope your foot is feeling better soon.

11:06 AM  

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