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post #10831 of 12841
8 miles of bliss (at a 9:02 pace) this evening!
post #10832 of 12841
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2 miles. First run since November, and it felt like it. I'm basically starting over...

 

Tell me about it. Almost immediately after deciding I was going to run a marathon or two in 2015 (see previous discussions!), I discovered I had a stress fracture in the navicular (unfortunately not the easily-healing metatarsals). There's really nothing to be done about this except anti-inflammatories and not running - and in fact, even walking is not great. This meant I didn't run in December and had to miss out on my usual 'winter training camp' (when I go home to see my folks at Christmas, I usually run long distances everyday to get in some serious base miles).

 

I think things are fine now, at least with the navicular. I ran to the ferry terminal and then on to work this morning (about 6.5k total), and will do the same in reverse this evening, and will do this 3 out of 5 working days if things stay okay. It's so icy here, I had to use removable spikes on my shoes and the temperature was down to -15 (C) last night. That was all fine, but I have this weird persistent sore spot in my forefoot. It doesn't feel like another stress fracture (although I guess it's possible) and I can't find anything when I push into my sole with fingers etc., but when I run it's sore and unfortunately one of the spikes on my shoe seems to aggravate it every time I hit a harder surface (I land mid foot). It's not a sharp pain, it just feels sore.

 

Update: I think it's this kind of thing:


Edited by FlyingMonkey - 1/6/15 at 6:52am
post #10833 of 12841

4 miles this morning on the dreadmill.  The gym is starting to fill with good people watching material.  

post #10834 of 12841
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I think things are fine now, at least with the navicular. I ran to the ferry terminal and then on to work this morning (about 6.5k total), and will do the same in reverse this evening, and will do this 3 out of 5 working days if things stay okay. It's so icy here, I had to use removable spikes on my shoes and the temperature was down to -15 (C) last night. That was all fine, but I have this weird persistent sore spot in my forefoot. It doesn't feel like another stress fracture (although I guess it's possible) and I can't find anything when I push into my sole with fingers etc., but when I run it's sore and unfortunately one of the spikes on my shoe seems to aggravate it every time I hit a harder surface (I land mid foot). It's not a sharp pain, it just feels sore.

 

Update: I think it's this kind of thing:

 

I get this on occasion in my right foot and didn't realize there was a name for it. I'd always assumed it was a bruise (sharp rocks and a tendency to favor my right foot on downhill drops).

 

In my experience, it heals pretty slowly (few weeks at the least... even though it starts to feel fine after 1-2 days rest).

 

Swapping out my insoles (Superfeet Blue) and post run icing have really improved recovery & prevention.

post #10835 of 12841
Last fall I signed up for a 15k that's this weekend. I can't really get my head around the idea of just wasting that money, so I'll probably run/walk it. I'll let you know how it turns out. smile.gif
post #10836 of 12841
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Last fall I signed up for a 15k that's this weekend. I can't really get my head around the idea of just wasting that money, so I'll probably run/walk it. I'll let you know how it turns out. smile.gif

Is this one of the local trail races?
post #10837 of 12841
Nah, it's the Hot Chocolate 15k in GGP and on the Great Highway.
post #10838 of 12841

8 miles with a friend. I tried to pull away on the final mile and built up a pretty good lead until I ran out of steam with a quarter mile to go. :censored:

post #10839 of 12841

Today is an off day from running for me, but I just did something related to running.

 

I signed up for the Javelina Jundred.

 

http://aravaiparunning.com/network/javelinajundred/

post #10840 of 12841
Do you have to dress like she is? smile.gif

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Do you have to dress like she is? smile.gif
 

 

 

Well, it is advertised as "the original costumed 100 mile trail run party"!

post #10842 of 12841
I would run as The Guy About To Collapse Who Can't Believe He Signed Up To Run For More Than A Day Straight. Feel free to borrow this costume idea.
post #10843 of 12841
That's what I dressed as for Rocky Raccoon last year. I hope this one goes better. I'm hoping to wear my "Hey, that guy looks like he's only run a 10k" costume across the finish line. smile.gif
post #10844 of 12841
I hear that one involves a lot of work beforehand.

So, 2014 went out with a whimper. 947 miles, 253 short of my goal for the year and the first time since I started running that I didn't run more miles than the previous year. I knew it was bad, so I've been putting off looking at the spreadsheet where I track my mileage.

For 2015, my goal is to run without injury, focusing on getting faster/stronger and capping my race distance at half-marathon. I'd like to see how fast I can run a mile and if I can get my 5k pace deep into the seventh minute.
post #10845 of 12841
5.8 miles yesterday.
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Update: I think it's this kind of thing:
http://www.patient.co.uk/health/metatarsalgia

After my winter ultra last year (12 inches of snow @ 20 degrees). I believe this anomaly happened to me. 21 miles into the race I changed into winter socks and another pair of dry trail shoes but too tight of a shoe w/ the socks and swelling from the miles. A few days later I had the exact thing the link shows on both feet. Felt like walking on a stone in your shoes. After a few days off, one foot pain slowly went away. The other did not. I really thought I may need surgery or something. I did get some insoles and made sure my forefoot had room to move in all of my shoes. If they were tight in the forefoot, I sold or tossed them. After close to 2-3 months, it just went away. No trace of it now, but I do change shoes and use insoles in some shoes quite often. The ability to have room for the insoles is the main fix. Read the book "fixing your feet" and you'll get some more info, but your link is the same as grabbing your forefoot and squeezing the sides. The metatarsal underneath drops down a bit and causes the pain. Good luck but I think in time it will go away. Look at stiffer insoles and wider forefoot shoes.
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