Gul, hope your foot isn't going down the road mine has. Still have pain and saw the fizz today. They're a little baffled at this point because the pain kind of moves around. I haven't run now in about 10 days (only 3 elliptical sessions over that span). But must have some more patience.
I'm off to Disney World with my family tomorrow for a week. Should be in the 70s all week there (as opposed to below zero temps in VT over the same time period). One good thing about being hurt right now is that I have avoided running over a really brutal stretch of winter here.
Oh to just lace them up and disappear from the craziness for an hour (or two!)...
So toe is improving but still not quite pain free enough to test in on a run. Got 3 elliptical sessions in this week. 2 easier sessions of 90 minutes each and today did a subLT (75 minutes total w/60 at subLT). Pretty good workout and have to say I felt pretty strong even if it was on this strange device. Not quite sure what muscles I'm hitting or whether they will maintain any running fitness, but certainly good cardio nonetheless. Also don't think it's hurting the foot to do these.
Lorenzo, sorry to hear about the leg. Like you, I'm still stuck on the bench. Well, not completely restricted to the bench as I have been using my wife's elliptical. Can get a pretty good workout in on this thing. Not sure how well it translates to running, but HR zones are hit nicely. Today did a subLT session. Got about 5 hrs over 3 session in this week. Extensor tendonitis much improved over the course of the week, but still have a little soreness lingering if I lift that big toe a few times. Am thinking I have another few days before I can venture out for a 3 mile test run.
MsE, really great news.
As for the rest of you, I'm jealous I can't post big miles and swanky paces!! Great training everyone. It's great to share in the trials of miles and miles of trials.
At present, I'm thinking I may just shoot for a fall marathon. Target time would be sub 3:05ish (or if all the stars were to align on the day sub 3). My short term goal would be another Boston qualifier time this year (sub3:15 as I'm 41). Long term goal will be sub 3 sometime in the next 3-4 years. I think I'm capable, but it will be a close thing if I do it as current PB is just a hair under 3:10.
Marrows, good to hear from you. Seems things are well and your target is the same as mine. I think we can lose another 5 minutes this year!
Sorry to hear the bug is passing through you guys.
Nice rebooting DD!
After such a long stretch without a major injury, I'm on the bench I've got a pretty good case of extensor tendonitis on the tendon running off my big toe on the left foot. Fizz originally popped a bone back in place and thought we had it liked, but not to be. Last run was Sunday and I should have skipped it but anyway, no runs for a while now. Thinking best case maybe out 2 weeks but I suspect it may be longer. Tried Elliptical last night but it aggravated it a bit. Stinks, but at least I'm not 5 wks out from a marathon. Will just have deal and heal.
I think my week of higher cadence running did it. Should have considered that 50 miles of higher than normal cadence could be risky. Another lesson.