Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Wrap up

So i have officially finished the Hal Higdon 12 week beginner 1/2 mary training. I have to say that even tho i'm consistant and slower than most i've come a long way and i couldn't be more proud of that. I took a few slow weeks during the holidays but overall i followed the running portion of the training to a T. I certainly have room for improvements, ie the crosstraining portion i haven't begun at all with the exception of a few days here and there. So now that i have approx 40 days or 5 wks left until my first half marathon in JAX. So until that date i will continue to do 5 miles on tues/thur and long runs on weekends. I am doing his suggested 10 mile race this weekend and it will be the test for sure. I have been battleing plantars faciitis now more than ever, i've begun to ice after running but now i'm thinking i better ice everyday. I also read that i should ice for a couple of weeks after all symptoms are gone. I'm sort of new to this so had i known i would have been icing long ago. I just thought i had to live with this and that it wasn't cureable but now i'm reading that it absolutely can go away or at least subside. I am hopeful with some mild treatment it won't be as bothersome. I even got an overnite brace but in the middle of the night somehow i'd taken it off. YIKES. so i will attempt again this evening. I will report more after my race on saturday.


  1. Congrats on your complete effort! that is awesome, you should be proud! Just think of crossing the finish line in 5 weeks. Keep suing the brace, I had it bad, I generally use the brace half the night, then it pisses me off so I kick it across the room. Also, find some good stretches or your calf and bottom of your foot. When you are sitting around wathching TV, grab your toes and pull them towards the front of your leg, it will stretch the plantar out. Also, get a tennis ball and roll it under your foot when you are sitting, you cant do that enough, you will feel it but it works! Good luck and be proud!

  2. Way to go on your half training! Sounds like you are well on your way.

    Have you ever heard of the Strassburg sock? I had P.F. last year and used this sock (bought it at Runners Roost) and I have never had anymore problems with it. It's worth looking into!