Sunday Long Run and Revisiting the Schedule
The first half of the run went great. I felt like I could go forever. But when I got to the Central Park, my left arch started to hurt. Not in a muscle ache kind-of-way, but in a blister kind-of-way.
I pushed through the pain for 4 miles and then I realized I was being stupid and reminded myself to listen to my body. Was it worth going another .5 miles at the risk of injuring myself further? Nope, not at all. So what if I was stranded in Midtown. I could take the subway back to Williamsburg.
When I got home, I inspected the situation. Sure enough, I had a huge blister (about 1 inch long) on the arch of my foot. Don’t worry, I’ll spare you the graphic picture :)
Sometimes, life gets in the way of our hardcore and ambitious training schedule. It’s ok to deviate from the plan. In fact, it is always a good idea to follow a training schedule that allows for a few missed training days.