Training plan said \ I did
Su Easy 2-3 miles \ 3.33 miles, 11:50 min/mile
M XT up to 30 min \ 1 hr spinning class
After Monday it comes apart. Sunday I had some moderate achilles pain and Monday it was worse. I stupidly overdid it with that long (for me) 6+ mile run on Saturday (right before last Sunday), after almost no running for a couple of weeks.
The achilles pain has improved, but continued until this week even though I completely rested the rest of the week.
Saturday and Sunday (yesterday) I did some exercises that are supposed to help. I am also maybe going to switch back to my old running shoes because my new ones may be too bouncy / squishy. I have read that a squishy heel is bad for achilles tendonitis (on that always correct source of information, the internet). Then maybe get different new shoes? I think if I take mine back to the shop where I got them, I might at least get a discount on a different pair, since I only bought them in maybe November of last year.
Today I did a short 2.63 at 12:24. Still having some mild pain. But I should have picked a flat trail, instead of the hilly one that I chose just because I missed it after not going there for quite a while!
When I get up in the morning I can barely walk but the exercises are strength training so I am hoping that is DOMS not exacerbation.
I am going to look into swimming this week, I need my cardio fix! But I don't have contact lenses and can't see at all without my glasses, so maybe first I need contacts to wear under swim goggles. I would have to find and go to a new eye doc for that, which I don't have time/$ for. Arrgggh!! Sorry for all the whining, I'm just letting off steam. Or maybe I can pool run with my glasses on so I don't crash into people. We shall see. I am really fortunate that my work/school gym has a pool though!!!!