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Workouts – Last Week Today – September 4

fontover_201671013354641-1.jpgThis week was a bit of a challenge with running. I am in my 8th week of training for the Houston Half.  After my run on Sunday, my right foot started hurting.  I started RICE treatment, and then my left foot started hurting on Thursday.

I decided to play it safe for a few days. Tuesday’s run got postponed to Wednesday.  Then, Thursdays run just got called off as my “good foot” started hurting.  I thought it best to take a page from my goals for the month and listen to my body. It was tough, but necessary.

Here’s how my week shook out:

Sunday – 12 miles – I was supposed to run 5 miles slow, then 3 miles fast, followed by the final 4 miles slow. I enjoyed the workout, and felt no pain. My fast splits were supposed to be between 10:15- 10:25 in actuality they were (10:45/9:55/9:38)… I should be happy that they were reverse at least.

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Monday – Rest. Continued icing the right foot.

Tuesday – Planned 6 x 800, 1 mile c/d & w/u. Actual – Rest. Continued icing the right foot

Wednesday – Planned Rest 6 x 800, 1 mile c/d & w/u. Actual – 6 miles easy (average pace 12:10)… this run was H.A.R.D. – everything hurt.

Thursday – Planned -6 miles with 4 miles fast (10:00-10:20). Actual Rest.

Friday – Rest.

Saturday – Rest 

Total miles = 18


I’m linking up with HoHo Runs and MissSippi Piddlin’ for the Weekly Wrap; and Nicole, Annmarie, Jen, and Michelle for Wild Workout Wednesday.

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9 Comments

  1. Sonia

    Sorry about your feet!! You’re doing the right thing by listening and I know it’s so hard to stop. Hope everything feels better after this rest period.

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      Thank you! It is hard to stop.

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  2. christyruns

    Hope your feet both start behaving, but great job resting and listening to your body. It isn’t always easy to do when you just want to run! I hope the rest of your training goes good!

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  3. HoHo Runs

    I’m sorry to hear your feet gave you problems last week! I hope they are much better by now. Where was the pain located? It’s best to listen to your body but also agree it’s one of the hardest things to do. Thanks for linking, Vicki.

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      Ankle/arch area… same pain as i had before, due to my stupid bunion. It was doing so much better and i stopped doing my strengthening exercises. Needless to say, I have started them back up! Pain is gone now… trying out an easy run tonight.

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  4. fitfoodiemama

    Aw sorry to hear about your foot, that is frustrating! Hope you start to feel better soon!!!

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      It is very frustrating! It is starting to feel better and got an easy run in on Tuesday 🙂

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  5. Tricia@MissSippiPiddlin.com

    I hope your foot issues will be better in not time, sounds like you doing what you need to do. Keep it up Vicki and thanks for linking up with us!

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