I’ve been training for the Pistol 50k for the past few months. Training went really well…I was able to complete every workout. However, after the Memphis St. Jude Marathon in December I started having some pain in my Achilles. It gets really tight, creaky, and pops. I was able to run through it and hoped it would heal during my taper. It didn’t, so I’ve decided to not race The Pistol 50k. This is the first time I’ve ever missed a race. This is the first time I’ve ever had a sore Achilles. I feel like I could push through the race, but then I’d be out of commission for a while. Instead I’m being proactive, dropping my miles, and getting some ASTYM in PT.
I’m bummed because I put in the work. I’m bummed because I won’t get to join my friends for the race.
I’m not racing because I love to run. Hopefully, I’ll be back to 100% a lot faster. Mostly, I’ve just decided to trust my gut and sit this one out. I’m taking O’s advice to just…
Also, I’m supposed to start training my Country Music Marathon pace group in a week, as well as, start my Boston training. Upward and onward!
ASTYM. When Leah gets into my calf, I want to jump off the table!
Calf Raises. I raise up on the good foot and slowly lower on the bad foot. These really hurt initially, but are getting smoother.
I’m putting in a bunch of time on the stationary bike.
I can ride pain-free and it’s good to focus on my cross training game.
I’m doing my best to not be too melodramatic!
Have you ever had trouble with your Achilles? Advice?
Have you ever skipped a race?
What are you looking forward to this weekend? I am loving the extra time with my husband before he goes back to work next week!