Yesterday, my motivation was gone, so I took a hot bath, did some foot exercises and went to work. Today, I hit the bike again. The bike always seems to make my foto feel better. When I wake up in the morning, my ankle always seems a little stiff. Rising the bike works the stiffness out of the joint without the damaging impact of the run.
It’s hard to hold myself back from running, but I know I have to do it now, or risk screwing up my actual marathon training. My foot feels better everyday and I’m walking without a limp now. I’ve been massaging it every night and stetching my calves multiple times per day in additon to some foot and ankle exercises that a physical therapist showed me back in my volleyball days.
I won’t even be putting in a mile run this week, as much as I want to. I’ll see how I’m doing over the weekend.
10 minutes warmup on stationary bike
45 minutes at level 7 on stationary bike
5 minutes cool own
5 minutes warmup
45 minutes at level 7 (17 miles)
5 minutes cool down
total distance: 19 miles