Supermodel and I are falling apart. She's battling IT band syndrome on both legs now, and a lateral ankle-lower-calf-thing. We don't know what to call it. The way she describes her pain, it sounds like a tendon to me. Neither one of us are doctors... but we could be if we wanted to.
I continue to deal with chronic knee pain, but that isn't the problem right now. It's my foot. I'm worried I have the beginnings of a stress fracture. I hate to even type it. Maybe I don't. I don't know.
Supermodel has already left town for the 4th of July weekend. We're leaving tomorrow and will be in Arizona for a week. We've agreed to take care of ourselves and pow-wow when we return, hopefully having benefited from a little cross-training and a break if necessary.
I've been able to run through the foot pain so far, but today I've chosen to forego my speed workout. I'm supposed to run 15 miles on Saturday and I'd rather save myself for the endurance run. The endurance run in the hot desert. I'm a little worried. I haven't had an opportunity to acclimate to the heat this summer because we've had so much rain. The morning temps have been pleasant.
Please keep a good thought for our various pains. If anyone knows what Supermodel's lateral ankle-lower-calf-thing could be, let us know. My foot pain seems to be on the top of a metatarsal, but I'm not noticing swelling, which typically accompanies a stress fracture. Again, if anyone has any ideas, I would appreciate it.
Have a safe and happy holiday! Hurty Hurtington, signing off...
For you, my friend...
Blue = completed workouts this week. Red = workouts awaiting me.
M - 8 mi easy with 8 x 30 sec @ level 10
T - Cross train 30 minutes [bike]; lift weights
W - 4 miles with 5 x 60 sec strides
Th - Intervals: 1 mi warm-up; 2 x 2 miles @ level 7 [.25 mi recovery]; 1 mi cool-down - OFF- hurty foot
F - Cross train 30 minutes [bike]; lift weights - OFF- hurty foot
Sa - 15 miles on trails
Su - Off