So, if you’ve been following my journey through annoying foot woes, then you won’t be terribly surprised that the latest bout with extensor tendinitis was definitely brought on by the shoes. I switched to a new pair of the old Brooks Adrenaline 13s, and the issues I was having disappeared within a week. So far every runner I’ve talked to that wears Brooks (okay, so only three, but still!) has had an issue with the shoe changes in 2014. Anyone want to help me petition Brooks to bring back the 13s? I really wish they wouldn’t have tried to fix what wasn’t broken!
Anyway, it was another solid week of training in which most of the aches and pains subsided and I started to feel completely normal. Well, at least as far as running goes. 🙂
Monday – 9 miles easy (8:36 avg) – Squeezed as many miles in as I could while the kids were at running club. Felt good!
Tuesday – 7 at the track – Warmed up for a couple of miles, did a dynamic warmup and strides and then 2 x 1600 at 5k goal pace with 3 min rest in between. Hit 6:40 and 6:45 and felt pretty good! Still hard effort but it was much easier mentally and physically than the ladder workout last week.
Wednesday – 4.5 miles – Met up with a friend for some easy miles.
Thursday – 5 miles easy with 6×30 second strides
Friday – off
Saturday -5K race day! Warmed up for 15 minutes, followed by some strides. Ran the 5k in 21:17 and decided once and for all that I hate 5ks! Didn’t have time for cool down miles as I had the kids with me and they were intent on watching the parade that started right after the race. Fun day though….
Sunday – 11 miles (8:15 avg)– Felt surprisingly good and not too tired after Saturday’s race. Enjoyed the nice cloudy cool day. Felt like fall in the “lower 48” (the term Alaskans use to refer to everyone else), but a typical summer day in Alaska! Picked it up in the last couple of miles to run 7:55 and 7:35.
Total – 42 miles