A Simple Running Log

June 24, 2009

Training for 6/24/09

Filed under: Uncategorized — aschmid3 @ 6:49 pm

Today’s training was basically a flop. I lift weights on Wednesdays, but I had an early assignment this morning, so I was only able to do half of it. A month ago, I would have just done it after work, but it’s getting hot upstairs during the day due to the lack of insulation and it doesn’t cool down until kind of late. I have no motivation to work out when I’d rather be lounging in front of the TV or in bed. So I figured half a workout was better than no workout.

Clark suggested I cut back a bit on all the weight training anyway since I’m running more for the half in September. He thinks I’m not resting enough, and that contributed to the tendinitis in my left foot that is still kind of bothering me. I think my new shoes did it. I’ve been running in New Balances, injury-free, for several years now, but bought a pair of Nikes a month ago. Then this pain gradually appears in my left foot over the past three weeks and eventually becomes tendinitis.

It could be pure coincidence that I bought those shoes as I was drastically increasing my mileage, but I’ve decided to try a short trail run in my old New Balances tomorrow morning to see if they feel any better. Either way, those Nikes are for sale on craigslist (they’re an 8.5 and only have 65 miles on them if anyone’s interested) and I’d like to get a new pair of New Balances. Running shoes are just so ridiculously expensive, and most are only good for 300-350 miles.

I also bought a bottle of Aleve today for the swelling in the tendon. A week ago, a doctor gave me a prescription for Naproxen, but Aleve is over-the-counter naproxen sodium and, at $7 for 50 tablets, probably much cheaper than the prescription.

I still haven’t cancelled that appointment with the orthopedic doctor for next Thursday, just in case, but I don’t think it will be necessary.

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