Philly Half Marathon Training Week 12

Another week down. I actually had a decent week of training minus 2 days missed due to some pain which I’ll get into below. Here’s how things went last week:

Monday: Lifting. I hadn’t lifted in like 2 weeks so after this session, I was SORE. My glutes were sore for days. I did this leg workout.

Tuesday: Track workout! I really do look forward to “Track Tuesdays.” I love running on the track and feeling fast (well, fast for me). My mom and I warmed up with 3 miles, then did 6×400 at 2:00 min. per lap. That was the goal, we actually did: 2:01, 2:00, 1:56, 1:54, 1:57, 2:01. I think I could have gotten the last one in sub-2 as well but it got dark out fast so I actually was just following the white lines and also didn’t want to sprain an ankle. It’s the first time I have consistently been able to do several 400s under 2!

 

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Wednesday: Off

Thursday: 3 mile group run at FitBlogNYC. This event was put on by Fitness Magazine and was awesome! So many goodies given to us bloggers, including sneakers. Will definitely be going back next year. We ran 3 miles along the West Side Highway. It was great meeting a bunch of new fitness bloggers!

Friday: 9 miles. This was a decent run. Didn’t feel amazing but didn’t feel awful. Just felt tired starting mile 5ish. Average pace was 10:33 per mile. I’ll take it.

 

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Oh yeah, so the pain I told you about…that’s the reason I didn’t run Saturday and Sunday? Well, after my 9 mile run, I walked around to cooldown, then sat down to stretch for 10 minutes. When I got up, as soon as I took a step with my left leg, there was this really sharp pain on the side of my foot. I couldn’t put weight on it. I was kind of scared I broke a bone in my foot or something. I took a shower but it wasn’t going away. Took some Tylenol and then after an hour it subsided a bit.

Now it is not hurting me when I walk around but it hurts when I get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom or something, and hurts when I first wake up. I decided to give myself two days off to rest it and hopefully it’s nothing. Has anyone experienced anything like this before?? I wear orthotics in my left shoe (it’s my left foot), and sometimes the outside of my foot hurts a bit, I guess because of the arch support – but it has never hurt that bad. Hmm…

Anyway, tomorrow is another track workout so I hope my foot is fine by then!

How’s your training going? Have you ever felt pain and immediately assumed the worst?

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  1. OK, so here is my take: you have orthotics, there could be a pressure point (like what happened with my new Ravennas, which I am no selling). I would let it settle down a little bit, wear shoes that don’t aggravate it, and then go to a shoe store. I think that you are just dealing with a little bit of bruising.
    Call/text/email me if you need some help! You know I’ve been through just about all of it haha
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  2. I have been trying to nurse my own foot pain for the past month. I bit the bullet and today I am finally going to a podiatrist. It gets better after rest and then comes back. I know a lot of it has to do with my work shoes (I am on my feet for 12.5 hours). But we’ll see what he says…kind of scared to be honest. :(
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  3. I’ve never had that exact pain but I definitely know what it’s like to suddenly get random aches and feel like you’ve broken something. I had a freak out a few weeks ago and thought I had a stress fracture. I babied it and felt better within two days. My go-to is just Aleeve, traumeel and rest. Hope it feels better soon!
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  4. Yikes! I hope whatever it is is minor and you’re back on your feet (literally) soon.
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  5. I hope your foot is all good. I get pains like that really random once in a while that will subside on their own. I always assume the worst though, terrible for that.
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  6. I almost always assume the worst. Maybe just for a second but I get that feeling of oh no in my stomach. Track workouts are my favorite type of training run.
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