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Long Runs -- Week of 11/6

kaybee2010-05-02 08:57:24 +0000 #1
Okay, ladies, 'fess up and tell us what you did. RP and I had our second 11-miler scheduled for yesterday, which we did. The weather was cloudy, windy, and very humid, with a temperature of 60 degrees. This is November, isn't it?

Next week is our last long run before the half.

We plan to run for 2 hours and 15 minutes, since that's our projected finish time for the half. Hopefully, we'll reach 13 miles in that time.

Had planned to ride w/hubby today, but it's pretty windy due to a cold front coming through, so the ride has been scrapped. Bummer.

Happy running (and riding!) to everyone. Stay safe and healthy.

seychelle2010-05-02 09:06:59 +0000 #2
Injured runner. Can I post here ?

I walked 2 miles (at 4 mph pace) today of my usual running route with negligable discomfort !
kaybee2010-05-02 09:38:45 +0000 #3
Hey Seychelle! OF COURSE you can post here! What's your injury? (If you don't mind my asking!) This is a great place to come for support, motivation, information, etc., and we're happy to have you!

btchance2010-05-02 09:50:59 +0000 #4
Did my 1/2 mary yesterday. I'll post some stuff about it a little while later
seychelle2010-05-02 09:29:43 +0000 #5
Hi KB,

Let's see if I can make this brief

I have a couple of things going on. I have an accessory navicular bone (extra navicular bone), pronate and have flat feet (I do wear custom orthotics). The podiatrist said it was post tib tendinitis. I had an MRI and there were no tears or fractures, but I did have stress reaction (step before a fx) in the talus (??) and accessory navicular. I think I have plantar fasciitis and so does my PT. I have been going 3 times/week and getting iontophoresis with dexamethasone (steroid) and deep tissue massage that hurts like a b#$%@ ! it's helped some.

How did I get in this mess ? This is what I think caused it. I've been wearing the same brand/model/size of running shoe for the past 3 years. It was time for a new pair and they had just made "improvements" to the shoe. So I bought the shoes and did a 3 mi run on the TM (that's how I usually try out my new shoes). The shoes felt huge and my pronating left foot was sliding all over the place in there and must have not had enough support causing my foot to pronate and injure the bone/pull on the post tib tendon. I should've stopped running, but didn't. Don't get me wrong, my left foot is my "problem child" but never to this degree. I think this is going to be a chronic problem, but it is getting better. That's why I've come to this board as I have a feeling that my long distance running days may be numbered. I may have to pick up a different sport, cycling. To be honest, cycling doesn't give me the same feeling as running, but I have to do something or I'm going to go crazy !

I've looked at bikes, but have not bought one yet so any help with that would be great ! I'll start a post about it once I've narrowed things down or can't make up my mind.
Tri Girl2010-05-02 11:21:51 +0000 #6
I went for my first long run since my IM. It was hard and didn't feel very good, but I ran 8 miles, although not very quickly. I've lost so much speed. It's definitely a goal to get my speed back to where it was pre-IM training.

Temp was in the low 30's, so kinda chilly- but I love to run in the cold.

Btchance- we want details about your race!!!!!

seychelle- sorry to hear about your injuries! Keep at it, and you'll be recovering in no time. Don't give up on long distance running- it may take time, but don't give up if you love it. As for biking, it's quite addicitve, and you may find that if you're biking and running you can give your legs a rest while you still have fun out there on the road.
Running Mommy2010-05-02 09:39:12 +0000 #7
It took me just over 3 hours. Not much fun, but long runs never really are. I wish I could just get to the race already!

They say that the training is way harder than the race, and I think I have to agree. I find myself questioning my sanity every few miles.
seychelle2010-05-02 12:10:14 +0000 #8

Originally Posted by Running Mommy

They say that the training is way harder than the race, and I think I have to agree. I find myself questioning my sanity every few miles.

I think training is harder. Not just the milage, but the discipline required to actually get out and do the miles when you'd rather sleep in or when the weather is not ideal. Are you training for a full and did a 1/2 yesterday ? Good luck !

Thanks Tri Girl

I was driving around today scouting out places to ride



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