Friday, December 16, 2011

Test Run for the Right Foot

For the past week and a half, I've been having some pain on the top of my right foot that's been off and on. There is still some fear of a stress fracture, but prodding the metatarsals does not produce any pain or discomfort whatsoever. The best way to describe it is the foot feels tight. I suspect it's a strained muscle, tendon or ligament.

Today was a test run after two days off (one was planned, one was not), since Tuesday's tempo run seemed to send it over the edge a bit. Today it felt just so-so. The most discomfort was in the first half mile, then it lessened, then it came back a little. I think the plan will be to proceed with extreme caution for the next several days (and beyond). Hopefully the ship will right itself soon.

Ran 2.1 miles @ 8:35/mile pace.
Paved roads.
Slightly hilly.
Mid 40s, sunny, windy.
Saucony Kinvara 2, shorts, short sleeved shirt, long sleeved shirt, beanie.



Hi Jamie,
A friend and team mate had the same sort of foot pain, luckily I'd been reading the blog of local elite runner Johnny Mellor.
He mentioned getting a pain over the top of his foot and got quite worried about it.
His physio told him the problem was a tight calf which caused a chain reaction through his tendon and foot arch.
CURE; simple stretch the calf's and roller them out.
My mate Ben tried this and his foot was fine within a couple of days!
Read the article here;

Sparkplug said...

Hope things feel better quickly, Jamie!

Jamie said...

Oh, big thanks Rick! I'll definitely give that a shot. The domino effect really is quite remarkable with stuff like this, so I wouldn't be surprised.

Thanks Danielle. I'm sure it's nothing too big.