Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Nursing wounds-coolspot

The right heel is acting up. It's Achilles tendonitis. I can tell because there is a burning sensation even when not running. It is not prohibiting running, yet. I iced when I got in today. It doesn't really "hurt" during the run so I'm still okay to run. Hills have a way of stressing the body! There are points we come to in training- the breakthrough or the breakdown- it is a fine line sometimes to make the breakthrough. Today, knowing I'm on the line I decided to take it easy on my hill run by keeping the heart rate as low as possible. I had to run slow but that's okay. With 87 degrees and 61% humidity it was a good idea to go slow.
Seems I am in the process of developing a new attitude. One that embraces the miles and the suffering. An attitude that can make a marathon smaller in the mind. Where the idea of racing a marathon is a reality! Not just surviving one, or finishing one, but racing one!
8.17 miles in 1:40.12. Went off road today. I saw an old trail off of Redbridge Road and decided to take it. It went for about a 1/4 of a mile into the forest. So peaceful, but man I ate up the Spider webs! Found a really cool spot to rest for a minute and drink my water.
Well, here's hoping I make the breakthrough, and you do, too! Peace!

7 comments:

jel said...

sorry about your heel, hope its better soon!

Beth said...

Sorry about your Achilles... don't forget to stretch the calf as well as ice massage. Glad you had a good run today, but yucky spider webs!! :)

Jamie said...

sorry to hear about your heel. it's good you are still able to run but be sure to take care of that before it is aggravated anymore!

Marlene said...

Another reason I'm afraid of trails - spider webs!

Take it easy on your heel.

lindsay said...

sorry to hear about your heel! sounds like you are taking extra precautions and hopefully that will ward off any further aches.

i contemplated running off-road (fields and trails) earlier this week but then people started talking about all the snakes they've seen lately. paired with spiders... no thanks!! :) so, i suppose that's how the hills of ky are treating me these days. thanks for stopping by my blog! i added you to my google reader.

Anne said...
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Anne said...

You sound like you've been through this injury before. Me too! I love running hills, but I'm beginning to think the feeling isn't mutual. Keep icing.

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