It was an INTERVALS day today!
All about speed today. Transitioning to a higher speed, coming back to a lower speed. Controlling breathing. Maintaining speed. All the stuff I work toward on my Intervals Day.
For me, Intervals are done on the treadmill. I warm up with a half mile run at regular speed of 6.0 mph. Then for the next 40 minutes I rotate – I do 1:30 minutes at 8.0 mph, 1:30 minutes at 6.0 mph. Then I finish out my hour of running at 6.0 mph. I got a total of 7 miles in today. I finish off the workout with squats, lunges, plank work, various sit ups. It was a good one today!
My foot felt it though! I feel I do very well with pain management in regards to my plantar fasciitis. I sleep with the boot, I roll my foot on a frozen water bottle, I STRETCH a lot – AND – I wear great shoes. In general, everything works great in my system. Working on SPEED is something that makes my foot flare, though.
Since developing Plantar Fasciitis I buy a running shoe a half size bigger than my regular size. That really does help! After my last marathon my foot and ankle were HUGE when I was done. SO SWOLLEN! I stretched and iced for a while to bring everything back to normal. And after a long run, a speed workout, a good run – I put on my Oofos.
On their website the above shoe absorbs shock, reduces stress and enables natural motion. I love them! I loved them so much I recommended them to my runner friends who also fell in love with them. I wear this one:
One of my friends love the slides.
Get this – I get no props from Oofos for promoting their footwear. I just love them!
Plantar Fasciitis has made it difficult for me to run. But by taking care of my foot, during and after a run, I am not as inhibited. I can do SPEED workouts!
Anyway, I recommend them. They are great! Here is the link for more information. Check them out!