Hoka trainers on
300m warmup, stretches, drills
2 x 400m w/ 2:30 rest - 69, 71
400m - 65.5I almost stopped right after starting the last 400 when I felt that tugging on the sole of my foot, but kept going as it wasn't very painful. I could tell I have work to do, usually I could run 3 x 400m about 71 avg with 2 min rest. Couldn't do that today. The problem is that I have no time to get to the track except for tomorrow and Friday this week. And, I probably shouldn't do 2 days in a row now that I'm just getting back.
I'll tell you, the previous 2 night on the bike gave me a thigh pump far greater than any running I've done. I just wonder that the bike is too far away from the specificity of running, but it sure does provide a muscular and aerobic workout. I pushes my heart rate as high as anything on the track. I think I'll probably do bike again instead of track tomorrow.
I ran with the arch support orthodics and the interesting thing is, the feet are really different. The inserts are exactly the same, but the right foot, I can't feel the insert, it's totally comfortable. On my plantar afflicted left foot, I can feel the arch support pushing against my sole. Perhaps due to swelling or a flatter foot, I don't know.
In an additional improvement to my Hoka trainers unrelated to my foot injury, I cut up some old shoe sole inserts and added a bit more padding to the outside of my foot where I strike. I really like the feel of the shoes with these additions.
143.5 lbs after workout.
Tomorrow, I'll be getting some heel cups and a Brookstone foot massage machine as recommended by my Dr. Hope these will help.