The tenderness did stay with me but did not stop me from heading out on my long run on Saturday morning. Given the fact that I did not know how my left foot would hold out and that I rose a bit later than usual I decided to cut my planned run from 2.5 to 2 hours. In the end I finished with 17.8 miles in 2:15 on a beautiful sunny morning. While I did feel discomfort in my PF, I rationalised in my head that "discomfort" means I continue ruunning and "pain" means no running. I thought that the discomfort might turn to pain 6 miles from home but instead it eased and disappeared completly.
I had it in the back of my head to run the first BHAA race of the year, a 4 miler in Little Island, today but the rain falling was enough to convinve me that perhaps it was better to rest up and give my feet a break. I didn't even go for the customary bike ride and ended up in the cinema wih the two youngest with my 5 year old alternately feeding me popcorn and choclate buttons in the dark - thankfully I have a strong stomach. Tue 20th Jan 5.08 miles in 45:51 (09:01 pace @ 133 HR) Wed 21st Jan 11.48 miles in 01:32:16 (08:02 pace @ 137HR) - I rose an hour earlier than planned (mix up in reading time while half asleep) and was about to head out the door at 0440 hrs until Abina asked where I was going so early - so I returned to bed for 40 winks) Thur 22nd Jan a.m. 8.63 miles in 01:14:01 (08:34 pace @ 123 HR) - got passed by a runner but resisted the temptation to give chase - eventually passed him out as he stopped at jonctions to cross the road (not a car in sight) p.m. 2.5 miles on the treadmill. Fri 23rd Jan 8.63 miles in 01:07:28 (07:49 pace) barefoot - used stopwatch as Garmin refused to power on. Sat 24th Jan 17.78 miles in 02:15:00 (07:36 @ 144HR) Conditioning Week #10 (Run - 66.7 miles, Bike - NIL, Swim - 3,300m) And now for my first (and probably last) broadcast from Runcast TV - last wekends long run - pictures, no video as the format did not appear compatible. I'll try again some other day