2011-02-28 - Testing the Foot

~4 miles @ ~9 min/mi

Kickin' sticks off the path, warm and humid at 0745, rising sun in my eyes, During lap one I pause to drag larger branches away that fell during the weekend's high winds. After 3 weeks of no running plantar fasciitis in the left heel seems no worse, maybe a bit better, definitely tolerable. At the half-mile stripe on the asphalt I meet a little orange cart going the other way, two groundskeepers cleaning debris. By the time I finish the mile-plus loop they're back to the start as well, leaf blowers blasting. Mile times accelerate: 9.6 ⇒ 8.4 ⇒ 7.7 minutes — maybe 30 s/mi slower than it feels. The next day the foot doesn't seem too bad, especially if I remember to stretch as Caren Jew and others have prescribed.

^z - 2011-03-05