Heat wave and painful feet

by - Monday, April 21, 2008

Sorry it's been a while guys. I've been busy busy and just haven't had a chance to sit down and write a post in a while.

Here's what I've been up to.

We won our soccer game 3-2 Wed. night which was sweet.

Thursday I lifted and Friday I took a rest day.

Saturday was supposed to be a six mile run and I was super excited to try out the new shoes. When I woke up at 9:30 it was already a hot 80 degrees with the sun shining. That was unfortunate, but I grabbed some Propel and headed out the door anyway.

The run was pretty pathetic. I had to cut it off at 4.5 miles because I was getting so warm and lightheaded. But before that I had had to throw in a ton of walking. I probably ran the first mile and half, maybe two miles before I had to throw in walking.

My legs felt stiff. My calves were knotting up. It was bad times and I won't lie it sapped a little bit of my confidence for this weekend.

It doesn't help that I got really bad hot spots on my feet right by my toes. They are still there today and they hurt like crazy. I hope they go away soon because there's no way I can run a race with them like this.

Also my right calf is still tight and my right hip flexor feels weird.

AHHHH why am I falling apart the week before my race???

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14 comments

  1. Because we all do :-) You'll be fine! Take it easy!! Soccer is a lot more work than we think.

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  2. Aw! Feel better! You'll do great, I'm sure! And heck, even if you don't, think how much better than the rest of us you would still be ;)

    Anywho, looking forward to seeing you soon. Good luck!

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  3. You should be sorry. We have missed you!! ;-) I hope that your legs are feeling better for your run.

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  4. I am sure everything will work itself out! You have proven that you are tough...I have no doubt you will be fine!
    Way to go on the soccer game!
    Take Care!

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  5. Dont worry.. Rest up and enjoy the race!

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  6. you will be okay! I know it!

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  7. You'll be alright. Don't worry. Come race day, all will be well.

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  8. Because stuff happens and it's easy for us to psych ourselves out!

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  9. In answer to your question about the car, we didn't get a Bentley, Rolls Royce or Ferrari. We got a 2008-and-a-half Mazda3 GT (i.e. Gran Tourismo, Grand Tour). It's basically the fully loaded version of the Mazda3 (heated leather seats, power adjustable driver's seat, climate control, moon roof, Bose stereo, slightly bigger engine, rain-sensing automatic wipers, light-sensing automatic lights, cabin air filtration system, alloy wheels, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, real-time gas mileage display, etc, etc, etc).

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  10. Sure - the photo can be post-race - send it on (and invite whomever else you'd like)!

    Happy running!

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  11. this stuff always happens the week before a race. don't freak out! you'll be good to go race day.

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  12. 80 degrees at 9:30 a.m.? Not good for running, but I am jealous of the warmth!

    Don't worry about all your aches and pains. I think so much of that is mental. I always feel like I'm falling apart the week before a big run. Take care of those feet, get in some good stretching, fueling, and rest. You'll be ready!

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  13. Happy race tomorrow!! Can't wait to hear about it!

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  14. Jess

    Hang in there. It was a really hot day and that will certainly make any run that much more difficult. It sounds like you just have the normal pre-race anxiety that we all go through.

    You are going to do just fine.

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