Sunday, 22 February 2015

One step forward and two steps back .......

So where were we?

Oh yes I was going to run in the orthotics .....

On Friday Chris had to take his truck for  it's MOT so I decided to do a 4 mile run a) To see how I got on with the orthotics b) because I'm a week behind the training plan and c) because the old bloke was out and so couldn't raise objections!!! Anyway I did it in 47minutes which included grabbing the dogs for a couple of vehicles to pass. So quite pleased.

The orthotics definitely helped.

Now I have read the training emails from Steph and the training reports from my fellow Biddy 10kers  and  added it all up and decided that I needed to run 6 miles.

Tuesday was a glorious day and so we decided that I'd run round Tamar Lakes  twice whilst Chris and the Collies walked round once.

So I ran two miles at a slow pace (actually not as slow as prescribed by Steph ...... although I thought I was) Then two miles at Parkrun pace where I imagined that I was keeping up with Sarah D and then two miles of a slow pace which actually still wasn't slow enough but the fifth mile seemed to go on for ever and I thought that the bird on my phone had rocked off to sleep.  BUT I did it!!! And did it in 1.09

When I looked at the training emails again to see what was next I realised that I'd read the wrong one and confused it with the previous one and actually should have run it at a slow pace to get round.

 I blame gmail entirely for not showing emails in order!

Note to self, print the emails in future to avoid confusion!

However I did it, enjoyed it and it was only towards the end that my foot started to hurt.

My feet and legs did ache afterwards but I guess that's old age for you!

Good news then?

Well no .......

I then decided on Thursday to do a hill session as per schedule........

I really should have taken notice that my foot hurt (this I think was from wearing my wellies for five hours doing the day job earlier) and didn't ease up  on my 10 minute warm up run but .........stubborn Sarah decided otherwise and so with the old bloke on a bike with a kitchen timer I tried to do five 20 second strides. I did them but my foot complained.

I know, I know I  should have stopped.

Next was 3 minute hill runs......

Now there had been a lot of bickering between us about which hill was suitable and basically none seemed to fit the bill. As it was my foot hurt so much that I just jogged home (with Chris timing hills on the kitchen timer for future reference) the result, there aren't any on my routes.

Ok, ok I've learnt my lesson ...... by running and continuing to run when my foot hurt means that I've been hobbling around like an old woman for a couple of days.

Today I'd planned to run round Tamar Lakes ...... just once as I had to miss Parkrun again yesterday, however it's raining cats and dogs and definitely isn't running weather, not even down the lane either. Probably a blessing in disguise as although my foot feels better another day of no running can only help the healing process I guess!!

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