Saturday, to try to take it easy on my foot for my curtailed long run, I did 10 miles on the track. Forty laps. I don’t think I’ll be doing that again. What drudgery. Making matters worse, my Garmin Forerunner ran out of battery life before I even got started, so I had to count laps myself. I grabbed a long blade of grass every mile and built a little pile of them by my water bottle, to help keep track.
Physically, the run was fine. I woke up that morning with some foot pain and some sciatica, but after a mile or two, both were gone, not to appear again for the rest of the day. I didn’t keep track of time carefully, but the miles were somewhere between 9:30 and 10:00 each.
I think my foot is, on average, feeling better. The icing and stretching and taping continues.
I’m still working through the hundred pushups thing. I just tried day one of week three, and it was a killer… I couldn’t get through it, or even get all that close. So I’m going to repeat week two again.