8.75 Miles

After a warm-up, I ran 4 x 1 mile with two minute rests. Those were hard, but at least there were only four of them. After that, I ran 4 x 0.25 miles and then a cool-down run. It was a hard workout, but it went by quickly.

I was going to run 9 miles, but the top of my foot hurt so I cut my run short. Fortunately, I was on my street near my house and my foot is fine now.

My mp3 player worked today, but when it wouldn't turn on last week, I learned that I can run 14 miles without it on the road and 5 miles without it on the treadmill. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. In fact, it was fine.


  1. Was it your toes or the forefoot area? So hard to continue with pain. At times, I get those weird sharp pains in a weird area on my foot. I keep wondering, what will I do if that happens on race day?!

  2. I'm glad your foot is ok.

    Sometimes I love the change of not running w/music.

  3. I sometimes think my music gives me the confidence to run faster so I try to only use my ipod once a week. I didn't share this in my blog but I was wearing my ipod and almost got hit by a car backing out into the street. I've heard over and over that it's not safe to run where we live(lots of traffic)with an ipod...so now I'm really freaked out and may give it up for good when running in town.

    Hope your foot stays painfree...

  4. The pain was on the top of my foot, in the middle. Yeah, sometimes the little pains just go away after a minute, but sometimes you just have to stop running. No fun! I'm glad I've never had pain like that during a race. : )

    My foot feels fine now. : ) I'll try to run 5 tomorrow and stop if there's any pain. I'd better stay close to home, just in case.

    We live in a quiet neighborhood so I'm pretty safe even with music. Oh yeah, you have to watch out for those folks backing up... and the ones facing the morning sun, too. Run carefully!

  5. Glad to hear your pain is gone now. This morning while coming down the stairs barefoot I had a sharp pain in my right foot near the ankle and to the left. It's happened several times while doing a cardio dvd. Wonder what causes that?

    I used to think I could never run without my music until I forgot to take it with me once. Then I read some races don't allow headphones, but can they really enforce that? After reading that I decided I should try and run occasionally without them just in case.

  6. Sometimes our pains are so mysterious... :(

    That's a good reason to run without music every once in awhile.

  7. hope your foot is doing ok! those random pains are not cool, but at least it's (hopefully) just a random one-time thing and not a serious issue.


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