There were some issues for me regarding training with tight calves and pain in my foot last week. I’m hoping it won’t bother me (although my body feels pretty sore at the end of Sunday) and I can get some decent sessions in this week!

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Monday – Rest

My foot was still hurting in the morning, but I still decided to go out for a steady 10.1 km run in 47′.

Tuesday – Broken Tempo

I did a 4.4 km jog warm up before doing a session of 4 x 2 km with 75″ recovery followed by 6 x 30″ with 45″ recovery. My legs felt sore so my performance wasn’t great. I did a long cool down afterwards, but by this point it was clear to me that my foot wasn’t fine since it was quite painful.

Wednesday – Sunday

On Wednesday I had an online physio appointment where I was diagnosed with an inflamed flexor hallucis longus tendon in my right foot. I was to rest and perform some exercises to strengthen my hip abductors until it felt better.

I’ve been resting from running and doing core every day since, which only causes mild pain if any. I’ll possibly do a post about the circuit I’m doing!

Training Thoughts

It’s frustrating that I’m going to have to take time off, but it’s a result of me not listening to my body and overdoing the training. It likely happened due to running 70 miles in one week. I just need to be patient, give my body the time to heal and do what I can to speed up the recovery process.


Weekly Mileage: 38.2 km / 23.7 miles

How was your training this week?