Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Recurring Nightmare

I went for another low-gravity run today and the results were not nearly as encouraging as they were on Monday. My foot has flared up again, and while it's not as bad as it was before, I'm worried that this might not be something that just "goes away."

If running 5 miles at 80-percent of my body weight causes a flare up, how am I ever going to manage 26 miles at 100-percent? It's going to hurt. I'm going to have to greatly adjust my expectations and be okay with walking some segments.

My foot aside, I could definitely tell during today's run that I had run on Monday, in that, wow, my calves were pretty sore this morning. Five-ish weeks without running has definitely taken a toll on my stride and my comfort, especially as the run drones on.

I'm not really sure how to proceed now. I scheduled an appointment with another specialist tomorrow - I'm going to get a second opinion on this whole injury thing - and continue taking it easy on my feet. Maybe two 4+ mile runs is too much. Maybe I'm running too fast, despite the weightlessness. I don't know. I think I'll keep my runs down around three miles and at a slower pace and see how things feel.

LESS than two months. Yikes.