Hello...my name is Richard...and I over train.
So my feet have been bothering me. Yesterday, my feet were really bothering me so I started doing research about plantar fasciitis. Sounds pretty d$@# close to what is happening.
When I get out of bed, my feet are really stiff and it takes a few steps to loosen up. That seems to be one of the sure sign of plantar fasciitis. My work shoes are not helping, the past few days I have been spending more time at my desk so I can leave my shoes off because long periods of time just make my feet ache.
So why did this happen?? My mileage has been ok but I think I've been training on too much elevation. Over the last two weeks I've accumulated around 5000 feet of elevation gain, which isn't much but it's way more than I typical do. I've also been slacking on my foot plant and have been landing a little too much on the ball of my feet. Lastly, I've been slacking on my stretching and strength training.
Now what am I doing to remedy this issue?? I've been icing my feet a lot to alleviate the inflammation. I got gel insoles for my work shoes to improve the cushion. I'm rolling the bottom of my feet to try and stretch out those muscles. Last, I'm resting.
Buster and I drove to our neighborhood park (it's only half a mile away) so I could walk on the soft grass. I was wearing my trail shoes and my feet felt perfectly fine. So Buster and I jogged a slow mile. I'm hoping I'm on the road to recovery because I've got big races in the coming weeks and want to be healthy for those events.
Help me out here, any info to diagnose plantar fasciitis?? Any suggestions to remedy this injury??
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