Training check in

I’ve been taking my training a bit more seriously this past week than I have since April’s half. With a marathon training plan chosen, I need to be focused on endurance.  When I mentioned this to Mr. Shoe he reminded me that I still have another 5k before the marathon and I shouldn’t get ahead of myself. This past week was a mix of speed work (for the 5k) and getting back to higher weekly mileage (marathon).

Monday: 3.1 mile run with negative mile splits (8:30, 8:00, 7:30)

Tuesday: 1 mile warm up, 7×400 at 1:50 per interval, 1.25 mile cool down

Wednesday: rest

Thursday: 5.12 mile run at a steady 8:00 pace

Friday: rest

Saturday: 5.2 mile run about 9:00 pace. I cleared my watch without writing down the actual time, oops.

Sunday: 5 mile run easy pace

Total miles: 22.42 miles

Sunday’s run was actually supposed to be 7 miles but at about 4.5 miles I started getting stabbing pains in my left foot. I managed to alternate running and walking to get to the 5 mile point, but after that I could not keep running. Unfortunately I was doing a point to point run and had not brought my cell phone with me. I had to walk the last two miles with my left foot in pain.

I’ve been staying off my feet as much as possible and while I am sitting there is no pain. Unfortunately walking is still extremely painful. There is no swelling or bruising. I’m not quite sure what is wrong with my foot, but hopefully it will be feeling better in a day or two.

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