Hmm, Zero to 60, that was my last post.
Now this week became 60 to zero, okay 60 to at least a couple of running miles.
I think it finally sunk in that I need to back off on my 100 mile training.
I have really tried taking it one week at a time. But being able to run one week, then the next week I struggle with my injuries is not really fun at all. I need to restart and put the caution flag out.
I do sometimes forget it is only February and have a lot more months of racing ahead of me. My ankle is still bothering me a little bit, but it is starting to cause other problems because I'm trying to adjust my running motion and overcompensate.
I also have some arch pain to add to my feet woes.
I was planning to do a 50k trail race this weekend. So instead of a D.N.S (Did not Show) it will be just a "D.N.R" (did not register) on the race list, a little disappointed, but at least I'm not out of the registration fee.
I'm also leaning towards my 100 miler plan B option. Drop down from 100 to 50 miles at the McNaughton Trail race in April.
So the next candidate might be the Mohican 100 in June, just because it seems to be harder than the Kettle(KM) 100 that also is in June.
So time to suck it up and do some non-impact running again. I've somewhat got over the boredom factor of the elliptical trainer, but going to try something equally as boring. AQUA-JOGGING, thanks to eBay I got some aqua-shoes to provide a little resistance in the water. But since I don't have access to a deep water pool, I'm going to be running back and forth in a shallow pool. Ohhh the mind-numbing boredom.
If anybody has any more ideas of anymore mind-numbing non-impact cardio to get me through this time? I'm open to any suggestions, while I wait to see my foot doctor to tell me I need to rest more.