Well, the new (old) shoes have done the trick. I switched back to a new pair of the Adrenaline 13s and my extensor tendinitis seems to have disappeared! I had a relatively light week of training to give me a bit of a taper for the half marathon at the end of the week. The lower mileage and absence of hard workouts was nice, as it coincided with a short but fun (and exhausting!) family camping trip.
Monday – 6 miles, early morning, slow and tired. Up late that night to get squared away at the lake where we were camping.
Tuesday – off. Camping with the fam. Did quite a bit of quad work in the paddle boat, though!
Wednesday – 6 miles, 7:53 avg. Ran one mile warm up then 2 miles at tempo (7:25, 7:28), 1 min rest, 2 at tempo (7:22, 7:32). Practiced eating gel at that pace in prep for Sunday’s HM. This run felt harder than it should have (tired, dragging, etc), eroding my confidence going into the race Sunday.
Thursday – off – felt some lingering bursitis after the tempo on Wednesday. Foam rolled and used a tennis ball to try to work it out, but ended up with a bruised butt and hip. Lovely.
Friday – 5 miles easy
Saturday – Off
Sunday – Surprise PR in the Her Tern Half Marathon, 13.1 in 1:37:37 with negative splits! Plus a mile or so of warm up.
Total – 31 miles