This week has been a great week of running. The day after Trailbreaker I ran trails for an hour and a half. Monday was 7 miles, with some speed work (including my first sub-6 minute mile in a workout of the year!). Tuesday was a decent hill repeat workout.
Then Wednesday, after getting done with work, Ellie and I took Parsenn for a walk. While I was on my feet all day and pain free, that walk flared something up, and the outside edge of my left foot was really, really sore--like there was a stone in my shoe.
Yesterday I felt fine again all day. I spent 4 hours in the morning clearing a fence line with my brother-in-law, then volunteered at the local elementary school, and then took off for the trails to do a "time trial" workout--about 2 hours of running at threshold level.
It started off great, as I finished the first 33 minutes at sub-8 pace (a good effort for me on the Ice Age Trail). Then my left foot started aching. Bad.
I ended up hiking back to the car after about 55 minutes of running and cutting my 2 hour run short, at just 71 minutes.
The foot continued to stiffen up on the ride home, and after some light therapy treatment at work, it was really sore. Today I'll run ultrasound over it and see how that goes. I'm still not sure what's going on, but I had big hopes for this weekend! I guess it's time to get the tires inflated on the road bike!
I'm not signed up for Chippewa yet, and that will officially be a decision made on Friday.
I'm thinking it's my cuboid subluxated inferiorly. Now, if I was Steve, I'd just find a stick and stomp my foot on it to fix it. If I was Helen, I'd be flexible enough from yoga to adjust it myself.
If I was Glaven, I'd start picking out a biking route (to use on my bike named after some dumb singer) on MapMyEFFINGRun.com.
Have a great Easter, everyone!