I was able to test out my injuries on Saturday by chasing my 3 year old niece around the park for an hour. Let me tell you, playground tunnels are not made for 5'8" adults. But all the running/climbing/jumping did not do anything to aggravate my injuries, so I am considering the day a win (any time with my niece is the absolute best!). And that was my entire week.
|Adjusting my training plan while I ice my foot.|
On one hand, when I have been running, I have been running longer distances and harder workouts than this time last year (when I set my 22:13 PR). But on the other hand, last year I didn't miss two weeks due to injuries/illness. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the higher mileage weeks (30+ compared to 20+ last year) AND the speed work will pay off on race day. And if not, well, there will always be more races!