With exception of the MCM 10k in the middle, I took 5 weeks off from running.
5 loooong weeks off.
All in hopes of getting my foot that’s been suffering from plantar fasciitis back on track, then nursing my recently sprained ankle. I went to the doctor, got custom orthotics, even bought new shoes in hope to change my running to a midfoot strike (I definitely strike with my heels now), hoping that will also solve some of my issues.
Saturday, I finally rejoined my group for an hour long run. The foot? Hurt immediately.
And, I couldn’t keep up. Had to rest at 20 minutes, and ended up doing a walk-run to the end, with more walking then running.
Two months ago, I was completing a half marathon, now I’m having difficulties running 2 miles?
I need to get back at it, and suck it up through the pain, as it doesn’t seem like it will get any better. 5 weeks off should’ve been plenty of rest.
Can’t run during the week this week as I caught a nasty cold (and considering my difficulty breathing on Saturday, I think I was already sick then). But this Saturday? Sick or not, I’ll be rejoining my group for yet another attempt to run for an hour straight.
I completely lost my endurance. This is frustrating.