Saturday, April 18, 2009

Progress!!

Linear Trail; 78 degrees; splits 9:47; 9:57; 10:37; 10:05; 9:39; 50:05 total for 5 miles; 10:01 per mile pace.

I'm feeling positive. I was able to schedule an appointment with another podiatrist for this coming Monday. After researching Connecticut Magazine's "Top Docs," I settled on a podiatrist in the town I work in. I was amazed to find out I could see him so soon. My heel actually is doing fine. The problem has shifted to the area below my little toe, on the "fatty" part underneath. Whenever I stand for an extended period of time, it feels as if it has swollen, and hurts like heck. Once I rest it, it goes away. I still have the tingly sensation however. So, Monday I'm hoping to get answers to my questions.
It was 78 degrees outside by the time I was able to get to the linear trail. I'm still not taking a chance and running on the roads yet. I decided to run-walk-run an extra mile today to see how my heel would react, and also to see if my split times would still be consistent. I couldn't have been happier. I didn't experience any pain, and my splits averaged out to just over a 10 minute average, mainly due to me refusing to take the one minute walk break with a half mile to go. Yes, that is allowed in the Jeff Galloway training! That's what is so great about his method. It's flexible in that if you're feeling good and want to skip the walk break at any time, you can. As of 9:30 at night my heel is still pain free, which is pretty amazing considering I just realized that I never iced it. I'm probably going to attempt another run tomorrow to see how it holds up with back to back runs.

5 comments:

Rookie on the Run said...

Hooray for the great run! It's good news that you've been able to run without the foot pain.

I'm glad you were able to get an appointment with a new podiatrist so soon. Hopefully, he won't be running an hour late and won't argue with his staff in front of his patients. :p

Sounds like you really like the Galloway method. I am definitely going to use his program once I start running again. It'll be good to compare notes. :D

Anais said...

That's great news!!! Couldn't be happier for you! :)

I'll do some research online and find the right Galloway book for ME lol :)

Hope you have a great week-end! I still have more studying/paper writing to do...but it's almost over!

Irish Cream said...

Hooray for a great, pain-free run (and how beautiful was it outside?)! I hope the new doc has some answers that will speed up the healing of your foot/heel!

lindsay said...

glad the heel is doing better and you have an appt with (hopefully) a doc with a brain! ;) do you think the pain 'moved' from favoring your foot 'cause of the heel pain? hope this doc is able to help give you some answers.

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