Friday, September 24, 2010

Backwards Route

I did my new, but typical route, only mostly backwards.

At the start my heel hurt. I milked it by using more of the front of my foot to run, thus tensing my calf. Toward mid-run I was running mostly normal. Throughout this whole run my stride was very short and knees extremely bent. This made my steps really soft, which is great for me.

On my way home my fifth metatarsal on my left foot, the one with the heel problem, started hurting. Landing on the bone was hurting me. I walked for about 45 seconds, then started to speed it up a bit. I did my form check: back straight, head facing forward(not down), knees bent, short stride, and feet landing in front of each other. Sure enough I was able to run home.

During my 30 miler I will need to do this form check every ten minutes or so.

So yep, that's about it. I was afraid I wasn't going to get a run in today and would have to run in place tonight. I'm glad that wasn't the outcome.

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