2/19 – 3/1
Hey Salties! I present to you all my very first training log. Before I get down to the specifics, I will start with a little background. I am currently not training for anything specific. If anyone asks me what I am training for, my current response is “Life. Training for life.” I have also been fighting some gnarly plantar fasciitis in my right foot. Yes, even physical therapists get nagging injuries. It started while training for my last fall marathon and I was able to keep it under control with taping and treatment. It reared its ugly head back at the end of December. I’ve been working hard to get it knocked down and it seems to finally be on the right track. I’ve been wearing a very sexy boot while at work because I am on my feet all day. Because of this, I’ve been trying to be good about rest days, as well. Here is a little snippet of my workout life … or what is left of it currently.
2/19 – Monday nights are indoor soccer nights! I have been playing with the same group of friends (roughly the same) since we were freshmen in college. It is a fun way to get some sprinting and speed work in! On this night, we were victorious!
2/20 – Rest day!
2/21 – 5 mile run on Alter G treadmill at 70% of my body weight (Avg 8:15 min miles – it feels much easier to run faster when gravity is reduced!). I have access to an Alter G at the clinic where I work (I plan on writing more on this later).
I also went to a total body toning class at our rec center today. There were so many lunges. Evil, evil lunges.
2/22 – Rest day! And hey! The only thing that is really sore after the toning class are my biceps!
2/23 – Easy 4 mile run outside (with my heel taped up!) at 9:38 min/mi average pace. And this is where I definitely felt those lunges from Wednesday. My gluteals are so angry! I also spent much of this run dodging kids waiting for school busses and parents dropping their kids off at the bus stop, but I enjoy getting my miles in as the sun starts to come up. #suburblife
2/24 – Long run 10 miles at 9:30 min/mi average pace. This was a big test for me! I had my foot taped up really well and I felt pretty good throughout the run. A little sore after, but this is the best my foot has felt in a long time. For those familiar with how weather works in the state of Indiana, this week has been one of those weeks where we have experienced a little bit of everything! Last Saturday it snowed. On Tuesday, it was 70 degrees. Today, it was nearly 40 degrees, but rainy. Really rainy. Really really rainy! I also like to think I did a lot of agility training during my run today because of all the jumping I did, whether it was over puddles or dodging worms.
2/25 – Rest day after long run.
2/26 – Indoor soccer night. There always have to be 2 females on the field in our co-ed league and there were only 2 of us that night. This meant 45 minutes of speed work!
2/27 – My foot is on fire. Everything that seemed to be working out well has imploded. I am frustrated. I went over to our nice orthopedic doctor in our clinic and he injected my heel with a steroid. The injection was not as painful as I thought it would be, it actually hurt worse poking around to find the worst spot! I am booted and taking it easy for the next few days.
2/28 – This is a normal run day for me. Not running totally throws my whole day out of whack, but I must behave. I must take it easy. I am hopeful this injection will work. I did get a massage and had her really work out my calf muscles. They were horribly tight and bound up.
3/1 – Another day of rest. Going to test out the foot with a very easy run tomorrow before work.
Fingers crossed for a well-behaved foot!