I woke this morning with my foot hurting. I took my gear into work with three options …
1. running at lunchtime -3miles or so
2. running home – 6miles
3. not running at all – 0miles
I didn’t feel ready to run at lunchtime but by the time it came to going home I decided it wasn’t any worse than it has been so I ran home. It wasn’t too bad but it’s getting to the stage where it’s taking the fun out of running!
I’m aware that I lot of my posts at the moment are about my foot and I apologise if you are fed up with a daily progress report but ever since I set up this blog I’ve tried to be honest with how my running is going and what I’m learning and I’m afraid my foot is at the front of my thoughts.
Last night at the club a couple of friends seemed surprised to see me and I could see they are questioning my decision to keep running and they may well be right. I feel caught in a dilemna in that if I rest before the RAW race I won’t have done the training I wanted to do for the race.
So I might as well keep running and hope that the foot allows me to train and do the race. I’m trying to be sensible but I’m working on the principle if it’s not getting any worse then I’ll keep going.
Once I see Richard tomorrow maybe I’ll have to reasses the situation and accept that I need to get it sorted asap so I’m ready to start my ultra training in January for next year’s races.
I’m looking forward to following the various races over the weekend in the UTMB. I’ve set up a spreadsheet to keep track of those I know who are running. I plan to update it on the whw forum as the weekend unfolds.
Tues 24th Aug Run Details
6.03miles 48mins 24secs (8.02pace)