I have been very careful to stretch well after every run. I ice my heel & arch periodically throughout the day with my foot elevated. When I wake up in the morning, I am methodical about massaging the area before I put any weight on it. In doing all of this - I don't hobble around each day. I notice the discomfort a few hours after my run and a sometimes a little in the morning. All of these measures are helping dramatically. But is it enough?
The Eugene marathon is just around the corner. I haven't registered. And thus - I haven't been following my training plan. I haven't been following any plan, really. To make matters worse - I haven't been on a long run in months. My heart, I suppose, just hasn't been in it. I haven't been pushing myself.
I am now in a quandary. Do I even have the time to put in adequate training for Eugene on May 3rd? Should I perhaps do the half instead? To do either - I need to stop farting around and get focused. But should I? DH thinks I should give up running, "I think you should stick with swimming." Why can't I have both?
I continue to debate with myself. I hope you all have some words of advice. Words of wisdom.
Masters - 400m warm-up mixed stroke; 350m w/fins; 10 x 50m freestyle drill w/fists; 8 x 150m (odds pull / evens whatever) = 2450 m
Tempo Run - 1 mile easy; 4 miles at GMP (goal marathon pace): 8:34, 8:15, 8:14, 8:25; 1 mile easy = 7 miles
Masters - 300m warm-up mixed stroke; 200m w/fins; 12 x 25m fly drill w/fins; 12 x 75m freestyle (? I don't really recall what stroke we were doing on this set) = 1700m
1 hour snowshoe walk (1.75 miles) with the kiddos - at their pace. A little sledding thereafter.
Masters - 400m warm-up mixed stroke (was that all? I don't recall exactly); 36 minutes of 100s on 2:05 - I did 16 = 2000 m