Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Day 4, Some Pitfalls...

Today's run felt great. I ran it faster than I did on Monday and felt overall better about it.

A problem I have been having for a while is with my heel. I do land midfoot and gently rest the heel on the ground, but I think it is bruised and has been for some time. I think it has been sore for at least a month now. I believe it started by stepping on a pesky rock on the trail. It only hurts when I use my heel while walking, and it rarely hurts while running(because of my mid-foot stride), but sometimes during my runs I step on a rock in the right spot and it hurts like a mofo.

Anyway, I am debating what to do about it. I think I am going to wear more cushioned shoes during my day(I have been walking around in VFFs) so I take the stress off when I use my heel the most. I also am going to ice it today. After some internet research I have concluded that it is either fine or I am going to have to have surgery. Thanks internet. I will still run tomorrow, since I am gentle on my heel during running anyway.

I have posted this on Runner's World Forums to see what they think.

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