2011-02-07 - Parking Lot Laps

~4.5 miles @ ~8.5 min/mi

Black ice patches make me nervous but I manage to avoid them as I circle the parking lot three times this morning, rough pace 9.2 ⇒ 8.3 ⇒ 7.5 min/mi. The left heel hurts during the first half mile and improves thereafter. But later in the day and especially the next morning it's rather bad — which i interpret as a sign that I should stop running for a few weeks and let it recover. Symptoms match plantar fasciitis, and I still suspect it may have begun in December when I strained that area during a misstep halfway into the 2010-12-11 - Magnus Gluteus Maximus 50k. My plan for the rest of February: peddle on Paulette's stationary bike in the basement while watching trashy movies on DVD!

^z - 2011-02-19