Day 43 Marathon Training. Unhappy face
It’s a rest and recover week, until Sunday when I run 17 miles.
I’m not feeling very good today.
I attempted a 2 mile run and really the ankle just could not take the pounding. I stopped running on the pavement almost immediately and tried it on the soccer field. No dice.
Lucky me, I tend to keep emergency clothing in the car.
Enter the ugly Blue swim suit.
It is a suit I found on line for 9.00. It does not fit at all well. I hate it, but it was there in the car, just waiting for my water treading pleasure.
I found the 3 pound weight and stuck it in the back of the suit straps and treaded for 30 mins. A lot longer than the 2 miles would have taken. but I wanted to burn some calories.
I wanted desperately to talk to my coach after but he was at work. I sent an email and I am awaiting a reply. I am really frustrated.
I’ve had this particular injury before, and it usually comes and goes with very little attention. But this time around, I have iced, massaged, motrined, rested, etc It seems better for a day and I run on it, then it is inflamed again and I can’t run.
A local Podiatrist offerred an injection of cortisone, or a pred pack. I refused, he said, “Ah you aren’t in enough pain yet.” Indeed.
Now, I’m a bit aggravated. I just can’t get it better. I have never found that steroids are a good cure for anything. But I don’t know what to do. Would like a definitive answer from the coach. I may end up in the pool all week. that actually may be the best idea. I just hate missing Speed work. Well, I hate missing running. Every time something gets a little off, I feel as if the race is in jeopardy. And well, it might be, but if I continue and continue on this path it really is going to cause what might turn into a chronic ankle pain.
SO, today. Pool run again. email out to coach I feel deflated. Trying to find the silver lining….kind of strange. Gotta be patient, and I am not sure I can be. Well… if I take care there will be another Marathon beyond this one.