Got some stuff done this morning, then went for a trail run this afternoon . It was overcast and about 8C 46F. Carly and Erik came along and although we all ran at different paces, we met up by the lake at the end and walked down the hill together.
I hiked up 1.5 km before I started running on the flats, and did 3 min forefoot and 3 min walking. Several times, I forgot to stop running and ran 30-60 seconds longer than I was supposed to.
Overall I felt good. I had decided to put the orthotics back in today so I can pinpoint the cause of any injuries should they happen. However, my shins, ITB, calves, and hamstrings all felt fine for a change. However, my right inner ankle (almost where the muscle along the shin would connect to the ankle?) was sore when I was running today. It's been hurting a bit lately when I flex my foot, especially if I flex it and turn the foot inward, and today it hurt as soon as I started running. After awhile, it settled down and kind of faded into the background so I am really hoping that it too will disappear before my next run.
If I can just get to the point where I can run 3 and 3 without ANY pains, I will move to 3 and 2. I think I am SO close.... Be careful, just be careful...
Anyway, today I ran 5 km in 39:47 which I happen to think is pretty awesome considering I walked about half of that! It's also at least 5 min faster than my run on Thursday. W00t!!
Now I have a small problem, next Sunday is the pub run and I will definitely not be able to run the whole thing forefoot. I really don't want to take walk breaks when my team mates are counting on me, so I guess for that one day, I'll have to alternate with heel strike. Hopefully, it won't set me back any.
Also if I'm feeling any significant pains on my run this Tuesday, I'm going to take the rest of the week off running so I am rested for Sunday.
Another point of note - I chugged a whole beer down , in two gulps as soon as I got back from my run. I am now officially ready for the Pub Run!