Thu. Apr 18th, 2024

When your feet don’t play the game.

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This week I have been forced to, well chosen to make an alteration to my marathon training due my foot not wanting to play the game. After my run last Sunday I spent the day with my family at the beach, the weather was perfect spring time weather and I spent a few hours playing in the water with my son. Hard to believe you can get injured playing with you family at the beach, but I think I did.

I’ve no idea what happened but by Monday there was pain in the top of my left foot. I didn’t think much of it and thought it would go away, on Tuesday I went for my run and the pain became a little worse afterwards and through the day. It’s not an excruciating pain and won’t stop me running but its enough to make me think I should stop running for a day or two. I decided not to do my aerobic run yesterday with every intention of running this morning when I woke up except the pain is still there and it’s raining. So I didn’t run.

I’ve made the choice to take a couple days off and start my taper early. It certainly won’t stop me running my marathon in less than a fortnights time and I don’t believe the time off running this week will have any effect on my race performance. Just annoying  enough to keep me sidelined for a little bit.

23 thoughts on “When your feet don’t play the game.

          1. Totally agree, you’ve got all the training done, rest up and look forward to the race! I do like the fact it was raining was also a factor in you staying in – that would definitely have been the icing on the cake for me 🙂

  1. What a bummer, but at this stage I don’t think it will matter missing a couple of days. I have to say I’m really impressed by your feet – you really don’t want to see a picture of mine!!

  2. Oh that is annoying! How high was your mileage and for how long was it that high before the pain started? I am always curious because it seems a lot of injuries crop up right before races and I wonder if it’s in part from beginning to break into the 40+ mileage weeks. I’m training for a marathon too and sort of unintentionally started my taper early because of travel constraints. Worried my mileage didn’t get high enough at its peak, but not much I can do about it now! Good luck to you in your race though and hope your foot feels better

    1. Mileage has been 40+ for the past few weeks leading up to the foot getting hurt. I don’t blame the mileage as I’ve ran higher mileage in other preparations before. I think it will be ok by the race though

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