Well, it looks like my Plantar Fasciitis is back to haunt me! I mentioned earlier that my foot was sore after my long run on Saturday…well, that was an understatement. I just didn’t want to admit how bad it was. Stupidly, I ran the Shamrock Run on the sore foot and it throbbed for days after. I iced it, stretched, and rested for three more days, thinking on Wednesday I could go out for my 7 miles. Well, the run went fine! But by the end I was hurting–the last mile especially. It was throbbing even when I wasn’t standing on it–but putting weight on it hurt, a lot. This image is spot on.
I didn’t run yesterday, instead I opted for the Jillian Micheals’ strength training DVD to burn some calories. Today I’m going to do some yoga–and the thing I’m most worried about is Saturday’s long run, which I’m planning to skip entirely.
Out of all the half marathons (and marathons) I’ve trained for, I’ve never skipped a long run. I’ve stuck to my training schedules. But this time, I have to. My foot just hurts too bad to even think about running 15 miles tomorrow. Vermont City is a little over two months away, and I still have time to recover from this. My plan is to REST it…but I’m really hoping it gets better because I’m determined to run Vermont City on May 26th!
Anyone have experience with taking time off during marathon training?? I’m really worried that too much time off will screw up my endurance…and I’ll have to start from scratch again. I’m going to the podiatrist in a week and a half (I couldn’t get in any sooner)…If this heals quickly, I’m hoping to do my 15 miler next weekend…