After a disappointing 10k yesterday, I had planned to run the 17mi LR at the slow end of the paces. However, by 10mi I was at MP+15% average (7:20) and by the end I was at 7:08 average. I just wanted to be finished!
I have a sharp pain in the sole of my foot. Possibly plantar faciitis, but I hope it's nothing sinister. The proper taper starts now, with only 50mi this week, I think, so hopefully my body will get a chance to heel.
Scott, I find foam rollering the lower legs helps with shin problems. Also consider compression calf guards for use during and/or after running. Initially sceptical, I have found that they work.
My 10k race was a sufferfest today, but it's my own fault as I set myself up for it by running Sunday's LR and Wednesday's ML at MP+10% average.
Starting with a target pace of 5:47, by the end it has slumped to 5:59.
It was baking out there, especially on the downwind sections. I also had plantar foot pain to start, which felt like a golf ball in my trainer, plus a very sore throat and a dodgy knee that I'm worried may have a meniscus tear. What a wreck!!
Oh, and I had to stop at a public loo on the warm up, only to find a hypodermic dumped in the toilet pan. Nice.
I'm sort of hanging in there. I have a painful inner side of one knee which I think is pes anserine bursitis. It's most painful in bed at night, but relents a bit when I'm about 4mi into a run . I'm icing, foam rollering and stretching, and hope that it will ease off with the taper.
14mi today at mp+10% average, so a bit too quick, but I was between night shifts and wanted to get home ASAP to get some lunch and have a sit down! Hot out there today.