Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Day 4 in a row - man, I should take some time off from blogging again, it has inspired me!!

As I mentioned before, I have signed up for a 1/2 marathon training group!  There's a new 1/2 marathon in my hometown that is coursing (is that a word?) through downtown, the local ballpark, and the zoo!  It's really cool, and has (the best part) a fantastic goodie bag, and (an even better part) an ice cream sundae bar at the finish!  The race is in May.
My training group meets on Tuesdays and Saturdays.  Tuesday is our intense day, and Saturday is the long run day.  We alternate workouts on Tuesdays.  The first Tuesday was 400s at the high school.  My pace is 400 in 2:12.  I actually love this workout.  I'm finding that I like short runs.  Perhaps it is my short attention span...squirrel! 

The next Tuesday was a tempo pace run.  I have to admit that I've read about tempo runs on other running blogs, but have never actually done one.  I now have to admit that I hate this workout!  We warm-up at a slow pace for 10 minutes, then Kyle (our trainer) yells, "Tempo!"  Now I have to run for 20 minutes at a 9:10 pace, and every other week, the minutes increase by 5.  The area we run in has lots of bugs, so there I am panting, inhaling bugs!  Ah well, it's protein! 

Kyle is from my local running store (shout out for Sierra Running Company).  He is like a running ghost.  He sends us off to run to our starting point, and before we get there, he appears ahead of us!  We had to do a Magic Mile at the beginning of our training.  This Magic Mile consisted of me running 1 mile as fast as I could.  Kyle kept saying, "I'm sure you haven't run an all-out mile since high school."  Um, no, I've never run an all-out mile!  He started us off and said he would meet us at the end.  I'm thinking, "Buddy, how fast are you?"  Turns out - very fast!  My mile was 8:15 (I'm so damn proud of that!).  I swear, by the time I got to Kyle and his stop watch, he'd had time to run to McDonalds and Starbucks!  I know I saw a wadded up Big Mac wrapper by his feet!

Well, it's Tuesday and I'm hurt! 

Last Tuesday after my tempo run, I felt good.  When I woke up on Wednesday my foot hurt on the outer edge.  By Thursday I could barely walk!  I thought for sure my knee would be the body part to go first - not my foot!  Had to go to the Orthopedist and took x-rays.  The verdict?  I have an inflammed Peroneus Brevis tendon. Huh?  The doctor said to not run for a week and a half!  Huh?  So, after investigating more on the internet, I've found some exercises, plunged my foot into an ice bath, and taken the very nice medicine for pain that the Dr. gave me.  My foot feels better - and I'm trying to make myself not run for 1 1/2 weeks...ok...maybe 1 week.  I'm itching though!  I've got to keep telling myself that if I push it, I'll be out for even more than 1 1/2 weeks!  So, it's Tuesday, and I'm resting!

Please, all you runners out there...let me hear your injury stories...please...share!


  1. I'm glad you're resting, that's the best thing to do. Let it heal and then you can get back to what you were doing. Sounds like a good group! Hope the foot feels better soon!

  2. Wow, awesome job on your all out mile!! Speedy!!

  3. OMG! Are you giving Worker Bee your injuries??? Remember the I.T. band? Your new symptoms describe his injured foot perfectly. Heck, he doesn't need to go the doctor anymore - we'll just describe his injuries to you and you can diagnose him. Just glad it's not broken. (and no, we will still take him to the doctor) Love all this posting!

  4. You already got my sad injury story. Poor little stubbed toe still won't let me run =(

    Good for you for resting!


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