Catnip’s April 2015 training log

This will be a short one.

My BFFs both had strong races at the Glass City Marathon and I had a great time cheering them on.
My BFFs both had strong races at the Glass City Marathon and I had a great time cheering them on.

After feeling very discouraged the final full week in March, my last successful run was March 30: 7.7 miles @ 6:55 average with 40 minutes tempo @ 6:27 average. I had minimal PF pain, but noticed an ache in the 5th metatarsal when I began the cooldown. I interpreted this as a signal that I was probably compensating for the PF pain and risking additional injury. I hit the stop button and cried.

I wasn’t committed to being injured yet. I took seven full days off running and attempted to run on the eighth. Fail. I emailed the Glass City Marathon elite coordinator to notify him that I would be a DNS.

At this point, I embraced my non-running hobbies. I wish I’d kept a log of all the books I read during this time! I attended a few yoga classes although some poses irritated my PF. One pose that definitely felt ok was tripod headstand! I was so excited to achieve it!

I did attend the Glass City Marathon as a spectator. My two best friends from high school both ran the half and we had a great time catching up over the weekend.

I'm a 20-year veteran of competitive running, USATF certified coach, mom of a toddler -- and still trying to set PRs. I write about training from 5k to marathon, motherhood and competitive running, and the elite side of the sport. The 5k is my favorite race (16:56 PR) but I've got a score to settle with the marathon.

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