Friday, September 26, 2008

Structure: I Need It.



I need to make some changes. Over the past month I have been relying on biking rather than weight bearing exercise to get my mileage in. The result is that I go out on the weekend for a long run and my feet(especially my left arch)are not really prepared for it. I end up wlking around sore for a day or two. Beginning today I need to use the bike only to add miles instead of replacing them. Otherwise I am not going to be as prepared as I'd like to be in January.

One thing that should help is the Des Moines Half Marathon which is on the 19th of October. Truthfully I had been on the fence about doing this. Two things changed my mind. I need the motivation and my office paid for my registration.



As for recent training I went out this past Tuesday and pushed too hard too fast and injured my left arch. I hobbled around Wednesday and Thursday. It feels much better today even after this mornings short WOG. Incidently this mornings outing let to a new discovery for me and something to work on. When entering into jogging today I was much better about rolling my foot from heel to toe. The result was a quicker and smoother pace. But I do not have the stamina to maintain that pace. I was jogging sub 9s. The realization is that when I go have been going out at a steady pace I am running primarily on the ball of my foot. Hence post run discomfort. I have the weekend off and will do some experimenting with my jogging. Don't miss todays update over on the AATC.

Special thanks to Bryan and Jonathan for playing AATC2 on Episode 76 of the All About The Mouse Today. Mike and I had fun working on that.

5 comments:

DebWDW said...

Sounds like a plan, Jeff!

Joggerblogger said...

Sorry to hear about the arc - I suffer as well from this, do you roll a tennis ball under it whilst pushing down on it? I really can't say how much this has helped me since I found out about it.

Rae! said...

Have you also looked into the socks that give arch support?? I have a pair.I thought about giving them a try and they are wonderful.
And JB's suggestion is a great one too. Wow a full marathon. I still can not quite see myself doing that yet. No wait Holy Cats!!!!!

Jeff said...

Rae!,

I am only running the half marathon. But the full starts out at the same time and place. I will post more details as it gets closer.

Rae! said...

Oh ok !!! Wow all I could think was Holy Cats!!!

Go read Debs blog!!!! She did it!!!!