It all started on my 16 mile run last Saturday. About 10 miles into my run, I felt a twinge of pain in the arch of my left foot. I didn't think much of it since the pain stopped almost immediately. I made sure to ice it when I got home, but that didn't stop the pain from coming back for the next 2 days. the pain was gone Tuesday, so I knocked out an 8 mile run. I rested the next few days and did an easy 2 miles on Friday. All was well, or so I thought. Saturday I was scheduled to run 12 miles and I ran 8.6. Why? Because I am a complete klutz and I totally face planted 6 miles into my run. Ouchie. My hands and knees took the brunt of the impact. I managed to make it another 2.5 miles with some walking/running. Fortunately, I suffered no major injuries other than some scrapes and
So here is August in a nutshell. I ran 108 of 130 scheduled miles, I had my first month of 100+ miles, I had 2 distance PR's, had a great vacation, and fell on my face in front of a group of people. Yay! On to September!
I'm ready to regroup and start the month out fresh.
The Chicago Marathon is 6 weeks from today! 6 weeks! Yikes! My training plan has 159 miles on the schedule including an 18 and 20 mile run.
- Have fun and stay positive
- Train consistently
- Eat healthy and drink plenty of water
- Get enough rest/sleep
- Stop falling on my face
- Buy a 2nd pair of running shoes (still haven't done this, but I'm working on it)