Monday, December 10, 2007

Good News and Not so Good News

The good news: I had the most incredible long run in quite some time today, logging 16.1 miles in 3:05. Besides the beautiful weather (about 60 when I started and 70 deg F when I finished - sunny) I was relaxed and just enjoyed the run. The first 10 miles were effortless and I had no aches or pains until 11-12 miles in. The last few miles were harder, but never really difficult. I started the run with the latest Phedip episode about Billy Mills and was inspired to play my Native American music playlist for the rest of my run.

I was also very pleased with my pace (11:33 min/mi - my goal was an easy long run, with walking breaks every 5 min. I wanted to be a good bit under 12 min/mi and I achieved that) and with my heart rate (AHR 153 bpm).

When I finished, I spent plenty of time stretching - something I am not very disciplined at doing, but is really needed with my many foot and leg problems, which brings me to....

The not so good news: This came later after sitting for a bit after running and showering. As I got up to walk, I had the familiar pain in my left foot that reflected my plantar fasciitis, which always acts up after a long run. But I felt the same sharp pain in my RIGHT foot/heel as well. A few presses on the heel revealed the familiar PF symptoms - now in both feet!

Advil and rest for a bit. I was hoping to get a few shorter runs in this week before running 22 miles on Sunday. This is my big 20+ miler before Disney. I may need to settle for some time on the elliptical machine in lieu of my shorter runs.

As for post marathon - it looks like I have some rehabilitation coming up after Disney (read that as break from running, cross training, and getting the ol' feet better). Sigh!

On a positive note, I now have logged 978 miles this year. Just 22 more miles to complete my Tinkoff 1000 :-).

5 comments:

Maddy said...

Great news about your long run! Not so good news about your feet. I hope that you are able to rest and stay off your feet and still be able to get your training in - It's a fine line isn't it...

I hope all is well

ShirleyPerly said...

Great to hear the 16-miler went well but bummer about your right foot. Well, obviously, you know what to do having dealt with this before on the other foot. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Susan said...

First the good: excellent pace (wow wow wow!) and you're going to lick the Tinkoff 1000!!!!

Now the bad: PF in both feet - ouch! I agree that you should put the elliptical to use. And I know your body is going to respond well to post-Disney R&R!!!

Rural Runner E said...

Glad to hear you had a good long run. Those are hard to come by, especially this time of year. I wish you only the best during your winter training.

Mike the PCRobot said...

Congrats on finishing a great 20-miler and completing the Tinkoff 1000! Way to go!