199 total miles for October.
Marathon training: postponed
In preparation for the Philadelphia Marathon, I began bulking up the mileage on my long runs.
I added a new race this year: The KSQ Mushroom Cap 13.1
I was feeling a lot of foot pain towards the end of this new hilly race, but it was not debilitating and I pushed forward with a half marathon time of 1:54.
Following my marathon training schedule, I completed my 20 mile long run the following weekend. My foot hurt a lot at the end, but in a new way.
I have the plantar fasciitis and heel spur pain. But the new concerning pain I have is across the top of my foot. I am concerned about a possible stress fracture.
I do not have pain in that area unless I start to run fast. I have found that I can still move on my treadmill at a 5.2 mph pace for 5 miles a day. Any faster, and I feel foot pain. If I have time, I hop on the treadmill later in the day for a couple more miles here and there.
Plenty of rest and stretch time in between.
Having lost a lot of weight being able to exercise is important to me. I am terrified of ever gaining any of it back. I have made dietary changes, but still have concerns about not running. Finding this happy medium is really important to me.
Running slow is way better than no running. And I continue to eat healthy. I ice, tape and stabilize. But will not race for a while. And will not run fast for a while. Doesn’t matter:
And will have to decrease my monthly mileage goals.
For October, here is what I ran:
Week Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
|1||Rest||17 m run|
|2||8 m run||8 m run||8 m run||7m run||5 m run||5 m||13 m run|
|3||7 m run||7 m||5 m||Rest||2 m run||13.1
|4||Rest||5 m run||7 m run||10 m run||5 m run||20 m run||Rest|
|5||5 m run||7 m run||8 m run||5 m run||5 m||7 m run||5 m run|
|6||5 m run