As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve been feeling tempted to add mileage to my plan. Boston is still 25 weeks away, so I won’t. I am going to stand by my plan of periodization training with a slow and steady progressive mileage increase.
On my last run (this morning: 5 miles) my right foot (heel) felt pretty tender, which is a very early warning sign from my old, very persistent (as in, years) planters fasciitis. I have a night splint which I wear before and after long runs and races. I am going to wear it all week and get in some extra stretching/rolling, which will hopefully stop the injury from really re-surfacing. It’s quite frustrating really, that I have been working on my running form for almost two years now, and still this issue has not resolved.
As I have also mentioned recently, I am still crotchety as hell, I really don’t know what my problem is, I realize that aches and pain and irritability are signs of overtraining, but I really don’t think that is the case here. They are also signs of not enough sleep, being overwhelmed by a few of life’s necessities, an colitis. So, it is what it is and hopefully I will pull my head out of my ass soon.
For the first time since starting this training cycle I skipped a training session today. I ran this morning, but after work I came home straight from my last on-site visit (which got me home at around 5:30- very early for me), instead of heading to the gym to lift, I took a 2 hour nap. I don’t feel refreshed, but it couldn’t have hurt!
I also ate Twizzlers, just before that nap. Just felt like confessing that.
Last week’s log:
5 runs, 25 miles, 3 weight training sessions
Monday: 8hrs sleep, 6mi.
Tuesday: 6.5hrs sleep, 3mi., shoulders/bicep/tricep
Wednesday: 7hrs sleep, 3mi. Spin class
Thursday: 8hrs sleep, 30mins elliptical, legs
Friday: 7hrs sleep, 5mi., back/chest/core
Saturday: 7hrs sleep, 8mi.
Sunday: 7hrs sleep, Spin class, Body Blast class
25 weeks to go until the Boston Marathon!