When your feet don’t play the game.

This week I have been forced to, well chosen to make an alteration to my marathon training due my foot not wanting to play the game. After my run last Sunday I spent the day with my family at the beach, the weather was perfect spring time weather and I spent a few hours playing in the water with my son. Hard to believe you can get injured playing with you family at the beach, but I think I did.

I’ve no idea what happened but by Monday there was pain in the top of my left foot. I didn’t think much of it and thought it would go away, on Tuesday I went for my run and the pain became a little worse afterwards and through the day. It’s not an excruciating pain and won’t stop me running but its enough to make me think I should stop running for a day or two. I decided not to do my aerobic run yesterday with every intention of running this morning when I woke up except the pain is still there and it’s raining. So I didn’t run.

I’ve made the choice to take a couple days off and start my taper early. It certainly won’t stop me running my marathon in less than a fortnights time and I don’t believe the time off running this week will have any effect on my race performance. Just annoying  enough to keep me sidelined for a little bit.

23 thoughts on “When your feet don’t play the game.

  1. Oh that is annoying! How high was your mileage and for how long was it that high before the pain started? I am always curious because it seems a lot of injuries crop up right before races and I wonder if it’s in part from beginning to break into the 40+ mileage weeks. I’m training for a marathon too and sort of unintentionally started my taper early because of travel constraints. Worried my mileage didn’t get high enough at its peak, but not much I can do about it now! Good luck to you in your race though and hope your foot feels better

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