The first attempt at a 50-miler. Admittedly, the first attempt at a training plan. And what I presume to be a 24-week journey of big ups and, I’m sure, gigantic downs.
Follow the leaps, faceplants and lessons learned every Sunday for the SQ50 high-or-lowlight of the week.
Week 3: The Week it Took a Turn for the Worse
‘The pain in your heel is plantar’s fasciitis,’ stated my physiotherapist, post-assessment.
My heart sank. I had already self-diagnosed, certain that this was the issue, but it always feels so official coming from an expert, doesn’t it?
The not-so-good news: I am sidelined for the foreseeable future.
The good news: The folks at Hamilton Physio are pretty awesome, and since they have hope for a quick recovery, I will also have hope for a quick recovery.
The not-so-good-news: This will set my training back by at least two-three weeks.
The good news: As a continuation from last year, setbacks like these force me to look deeper into what works for my body and what on my body needs work.
I have heard it takes a few years of running to iron out the kinks. In the ultra world, I know I am still just an infant.