So a week ago Saturday, I e-mailed my friend Erin whose wedding is the same weekend as the Twin Cities Marathon. I asked her how late I can RSVP because there is always a chance I'll get injured and can't run and going to her wedding will be a nice consolation prize (there is talk of a scavenger hunt in San Francisco - this will not be your typical wedding).
Sunday morning I woke up and I had a little ache near my heel on the inside of the arch. Then I went out and rode the Big Creek course and did a mile run off the bike (with a guy in my running group who runs waaay faster than me but who slummed it with me - I was gasping for air by the end). My foot hurt a bit, but not too bad.
Monday night, I did hills.
Tuesday morning it was a little more sore. Tuesday night was the CyRide run.
Wednesday morning, Danielle is limping around the house.
I took Wednesday and Thursday off and then there was RAGBRAI, but biking didn't bother it.
Monday morning I went for a 4 mile run, my first since Tuesday. The last mile, my foot was killing me and then I proceeded to limp around for a day and a half afterwards.
This does not bode well.
I am already behind on Twin Cities training, since I wanted to ramp up more slowly to avoid aggravating my hamstring again. I can't really afford to take a couple of weeks off. If I can get up to 18 miles, I'll do it, but that is looking iffy. It's two months away and my long run right now is 9.5 miles.
I'm not sure if I should go cold turkey on running for a week or two and hope it gets better? Or perhaps only run when it doesn't hurt? Even if I don't do Twin Cities, there is an Oly tri and a relay this month that I am going to do no matter what!
Aarrrgh! Can I not make it a couple of months without hurting something please?