Friday, November 13, 2009

7 mile leg loosening

I missed getting out on Thursday due to laziness again. I decided to get out for an hour this morning but started off slow due to stiffness and after a few miles I decided this was going to be and easy run to get the legs loose before Saturday's long run.

I think I was just under 56 minutes for 7 miles or right around 8:00 pace. It was a cold and breezy morning. I wore a hat and gloves.

My left hamstring feels great, but all day at work I have had right lateral foot pain with every step. It is conserning to me as the 5th metatarsal is in the top 3 stress fracture sites among runners. I may not be doing the long run I had planned tomorrow. Is that what happens after you turn 30? I feel like I am falling apart.

I don't need to learn the hard way. I will listen to my body. I will run tomorrow, we'll just have to wait and see how it feels.

1 comment:

Chuck said...

Wait until you hit 50! Some mornings I feel like the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz.

Hopefully your foot feels better in the morning. Sometimes the hardest part of the marathon is getting to the starting line healthy.