Saturday, September 5, 2009

Much better

All the rest, ice, stretching and massage is starting to pay dividends. And my fashion transgressions at the office have been overlooked. My calves feel much better and my left heel and foot are feeling tons better.

I've been stretching my legs 3x a day and before I get out of bed in the morning. I've been wearing a pair of running shoes instead of heels or flats. I've been icing my feet as much as I can. I cut back my mileage intensity, frequency, and distance.

I really hope I caught this early enough that it will continue to improve. I'm dying to break 30:00 in the 5K in a few weeks' time. I've felt good enough to throw in some RPE pick-ups in one run (real perceived effort) and it seems to have made a difference in my run today. My pace was a good 20 seconds faster than my last few runs. I felt so good, both during and after my runs.

It feels good to be back on track.

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