Thursday, July 17, 2008

Decisions, decisions...

When to run this weekend? I'd been planning a long one at Afton starting at 6am Saturday. Thinking of doing the 50K course. Assuming I can follow it without the markers. Didn't do so well on the SHT last weekend!

But then I saw Matt's email about running through Friday night! I am tempted to head out there for at least some of the dark hours. But I'm biking 50-60 miles tomorrow afternoon so I'm not sure how the legs will feel. I guess I need to start training them to run when tired...

The week has gone well so far. My foot issues from Saturday have lingered a little but I don't think it's anything serious. A little worried the planters I had through 2006 might come back if I increase the mileage too much. But I know the warning signs so I'll just have to watch out for it. My shoulder on the other hand has no intention of letting go. I saw a new chiropractor this week on Pam's recommendation. His first question: So, are you as crazy about running as Pam? Yes, maybe even more so. Oh dear...
Did the usual scans and X-rays and will go back tomorrow morning to figure out a plan. Based on his initial thoughts I am confident he can help. It's been sore on and off for well over a year now but has gotten progressively worse in the past few months to the point where it is really bothering me. Thankfully it doesn't get any worse while running. I feel it more on the bike, which I suppose is good in that in forces me to keep a good posture. Telling myself I am helping it by not swimming. Ha, swimming. I'll get back to it soon. Maybe. The one thing the chiro said immediately was that sleeping on my stomach was not a good idea and I needed to change that. I'm trying...

Ran 8M at the RTA last night. I was dripping after a mile it was so sticky. I had not been down there in several months so it was a nice change, and a little closer to home than Hyland. Had been hoping to do 10M but it was getting dark and I was getting tired. And I'd arranged to meet Carrie for a run this morning so I figured it was good.

In the 9 months that I've lived less than a mile from Carrie we had never managed to run together! So it was nice to get out around the lakes early today. Did 13M. Again I'd been hoping to do a little more but saw a message before leaving regarding a meeting at 8:30am so I had to be back for that. Terrible how work gets in the way... though I can't complain being able to work from home one day a week.

So, biking tomorrow after work and then I'll see how the evening goes and what I end up doing Saturday - early or very early? Either way I'll need to get a nap in afterwards before heading off to Karen & Tim's wedding in Jordan. Really looking forward to the evening, it promises to be a fun filled affair!

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2 comments:

MN Ultra Runner said...

I'm planning on RTA again Saturday morning if you're up for another one. Probably start at 5.

Helen said...

Sorry I missed you Adam - was just finishing up at Afton about that time!!

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