Sunday, November 09, 2008

What a Difference a Day Makes

Yesterday, my plantar fasciitis was at one of its worst points ever. But I stepped back into my regiment of aggressive massaging and taking Aleve yesterday evening, and this morning I woke up and it felt enormously better. Pretty crazy, but in a good way. No problems during today's run either.

I guess if there is a bright side to PF it's that, unlike some other ailments or injuries, you do have some power over it. I'm going to continue the massaging and NSAIDS treatment to keep it under control, since it works well when I make myself do it.

Run went very well. Met my goal of keeping the splits pretty even and around 8:30/mile. According to the Pfitz plan, that's the middle ground of where my pace should be for my general medium-long and long runs. Heart rate data also looked great.

Good end to the week. Rest day is on the agenda for tomorrow.

Ran 15.3 miles @ 8:23/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 141/158
Paved roads.
Moderately hilly.
Upper 40s to lower 50s, overcast with light rain to partly cloudy skies, breezy.
Shorts, long sleeved shirt.


Love2Run said...

Moderately hilly? No wonder we call you the Mountain Goat! Stick with the program on those feet, it seems to be your 'achilles' right now ;-)

Blog My said...

Hey Jamie, Like your new Header!!!

Glad ur feeling better, Aleve is my pain medication of choice.

anyways I been having the normal taper aches the past few days, ya know the Devil messing with a little bit but we know he is a liar!! So ready to toe the line, legs are ready!

Jamie said...

Mike - Ah, the chart makes it look worse than it really is, so it's kind of misleading. You only really feel a few of the hills.

Bob - Can't wait for you to get out there and kick some butt!

Kate said...

I'm glad your feet were feeling a bit better today. Hopefully your plan will work. I'm jealous that your morning did not involved begin attacked by a german shepherd.

Thomas said...

Aggressive massaging certainly works for me as well, but I'd cut out the NSAIDs. They reduce blood flow, which could actually hamper your recovery rather than help it.