Coach Jeff ROC wrote:
going faster miles an hour wrote:
Coach: Not intended to be a leading question, but curious about your sense of the risk/reward on doing the track session at the risk of aggravating the heel/compromising the long run? (Recognizing of course that speed work does have a place in marathon training and that it’s not necessarily a requirement to get in a long run every week.) Hope the heel is healing.
By all means, lead away.!
The original plan was to do that track work on Friday so I would have a day in between. It's all just a work in progress, so I'm actively gauging how much recovery I need after all out running until the heel is back under control. I'm very sure the answer is not 24 hours! Plus, I had done 22 miles last week so I wasn't gonna go nuts on the long run last week anyway.
The heel is not getting any worse... it's just not getting any better. I can do daily easy runs with just the normal level of discomfort. I can run easy with normal discomfort 24 hours after a T workout WITH ibuprofen. I cannot go easy 24 hours after intervals even with ibuprofen.
I'm going to be on the starting line with this issue, so I'm just really exploring what I need to do and how much I can get out of it.
Be happy everybody.
Interesting. Not going long/really long every week seems like a good call. If intervals set the heel off more than other things, I wonder if there's something you could substitute for the intervals that would get you some of the same training effect. How does it respond to hills, for instance?
Anyhow, hope the heel holds up for you! Is it PF or something else?