keep calm and stay positive

Week 6 Results six down, six to go
We are at the half way mark! This week was so much better. After feeling completely deflated and losing hope last week things started to turn around! I made an appointment with a podiatrist who told me it’s either tendonitis or small tear which makes sense since it’s it’s very isolated to a specific spot on my foot. It’s only painful when my foot is enclosed (i.e.wearing shoes) as oppose to wearing flats or being barefoot. He gave me adhesive felt padding to put on either side of the tendon to alleviate the pressure from the shoes. This was my saving grace! That same day after having just left my appointment I went on a run. That was on Tuesday and per plan I was supposed to do 7 miles but ran 4.5 miles instead and I would’ve done more if it wasn’t because it was getting dark :). My doctor said that it seems minor so if the padding works (which it does) then it shouldn’t stop me from training… so it’s game on!
speed sharpening
Week 6 is designed as the “speed sharpening” week. I ran a total of 20.61 miles and my average pace was 9:40. My longest run this week was 9.04 miles. After my long run this week my left calves and knee was hurting a bit so I’ll have to make sure to stretch and keep an eye on it. I’m just glad to know that I’ll be able to finish what I started so I’m trying to keep a comfortable, steady pace to keep up on my endurance. So let’s just say there was no “speed sharpening” this week but I’m just glad to be back on track.
life savers   late night run

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