A Simple Running Log

June 25, 2009

Training for 6/25/09

Filed under: Uncategorized — aschmid3 @ 3:17 pm

I think I can say, without a doubt, those Nikes were the source of my tendinitis.

This morning, I wore my old New Balances for the first time in a month and ran a little more than a half hour on a cross country trail, probably about 3.5 miles. Guess what? No pain at all in that foot. It probably helped some that I was running on dirt instead of asphalt, but it couldn’t have made that big a difference.

When I got back to my car and took off the shoes, there was a little twinge still when I walked barefoot, so I took an Aleve and iced the ankle when I got home, and now it feels fine.

This is good news and bad news. The good news is that I know why I got tendinitis, and it’s a pretty easy fix — just stop wearing those Nikes. The bad news is I’m out the $87 I paid for those things. And I should probably buy another new pair of shoes (New Balances, of course) since the old pair is, in fact, pretty old.

The moral of the story? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. I should have just bought another pair of New Balances last month and avoided the whole thing.

Besides the thrill of running for the first time in a few weeks without grimacing in pain every time my left foot hit the ground, this morning’s run was also nice because it was a good change of scenery and I haven’t run on a trail in a couple of years. I was planning on doing one loop around the course, which would have been 3.1 miles, but it was poorly marked and there seemed to be unrelated trails that shot out in wrong directions. At one point I was running up someone’s lane. Later I passed by a substation.

I consider this morning’s run an all-around success, and I’m now feeling better about my chances of finishing the 5K on Sunday morning. A week ago, I was worried my foot wouldn’t hold up.

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