Friday, February 2, 2007

No Time For This!

I missed doing my morning 6-mile walk yesterday because I had to go to work early. It didn't help that we worked late the night before. I thought about doing the walk last night, but I was a little too tired, I have never done an evening workout and saw no point starting now.

My right knee has been hurting for the past few days and both legs feel stiff. Maybe I've been pushing myself too hard on the workouts, maybe my job has been taking too much from my workout schedule or most likely that blister on my right heel caused me to change my gait and I re-injured myself.

Whatever happened, the 6-mile workout didn't happen. I did a slow 13 minute mile this morning and I didn't feel like I was warming up so I did the strength training instead. That was on my Friday schedule anyway so we'll just let Thursday go.

Tomorrow I'll be back at the Cal Tech track with the Southern Cal Walkers and Sunday will be a beach walk. I was hoping to do a fast 16 miles, but we'll see how I feel by then. At this point it might be better to cross train. I don't want to just rest because it seems that just prolongs recovery and in a couple of weeks I'll start tapering for the marathon. These next couple of week will be the last chance to get conditioned--at least until I decide to enter another race.