Tuesday, January 27, 2009

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

Not the best news from my podiatrist today. Yes, I can run again, if you call running an 11 minute per mile pace for 1 1/2 miles every other day for the next 2 weeks "running." I'm on a gradual running schedule to build myself back up to my longer runs by the spring. So, after two weeks, I can increase my mileage to 3 miles every other day at an 11 minute per mile pace. Then increase my mileage to 4 miles or so, at about a 9 1/2 to 10 minute per mile pace. You get the idea. Plus, I still have to wear my night splint, and my heel cup for the next month. My goal of running a half marathon again on April 5th is gone. I'm not even sure when I'll even be running a 5K race again. The Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon will not happen on May 3rd. My new goal: Running a half marathon on June 28th. This sucks. PLEASE, fellow bloggers, appreciate your running even more. I will continue to be inspired by all of you as you continue to blog your race reports. By the way, congrats again, Lisa! You really kicked some half marathon ass!!

3 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh that sucks! My friend had an injury last year a few weeks before the marathon. She found a dr who committed (through physical therapy etc.) to get her to the marathon. Maybe you can find a more aggressive practitioner who is more supportive of running goals. I suppose the most important thing is the get healthy.

Thanks for the shout out!!

Marathonman101108 said...

My podiatrist knows a lot about runners and running. He said if I push it, I risk "popping it," which means a worse setback. I'm still thinking that I may be bad and run the half marathon in April. I'll see what happens the next 2 plus months.

Stephanie said...

I hope everything works out. You still have time before April, you never know what could happen. I say take it easy now and maybe you can do a marathon in April. Just don't set your sites on a PR.

Oh, I think an 11 minute mile sounds awesome, but I totally run slow. :) Good Luck in your healing.