Week 7
This was one of my longest distance weeks ever! On Saturday about ten of us got together for a dailymile meetup and 5K run. The Snook and Kunaal were there too. My foot was still taped up, and I was amazed at what a difference it made. I didn’t have any pain on the 20 minute walk through Glebe to get to the starting line, and the first 3K of the run were pain-free too. (I said to the Snook: “It feels like I got a foot transplant!”) By the 4th kilometer though, I started to feel my arch aching a bit beneath the tape. Still, it wasn’t too bad. On Sunday I did my longest run since the Half-Marathon last year: 19km (12 miles). I did 1:1 run/walk the whole way. I went to Centennial Park, did a couple big loops, then headed back. The Snook met me and ran the last few km’s with me. I felt surprisingly good and I didn’t have much trouble with recovery afterwards. My foot was sore, but I think the tape definitely made a difference. I took Monday and Tuesday off to rest. Tuesday night I did a core workout at home, then Wednesday had a killer session at Spudds. Thursday night I walked home from work carrying a big heavy backpack. And then this morning went for a slow 6km on a grey and humid morning.

Feb. 12: 5.34km
Feb. 13: 19.51km
Feb. 18: 6.02km
Total this week: 30.87km (19.3mi)
Total in 2010: 161.84km (101.1mi)

I’ve crossed the 100-mile threshold for the year! To meet my goal of running 1100km in 2011, I should be at 148km right now. Wow, my buffer is growing! Time for another cutback week though to give everything a rest.

I’ve also got a follow-up session with the podiatrist today. I’ll let you know the outcome…