Crashed last night at 7:30 expecting to get up after a nap, woke at 2:30, worked 3-5:45, did laundry, went for a run, expecting to be back to shower and get ready for my first meeting at 8:30.
Debated for a while whether I should run. My heel's been a little swollen the past couple of days. I felt it walking around, but it feels completely normal all of a sudden sometimes. So I decided to work out. Almost decided to go biking in the gym, but it was so cool outside, and I wanted to take advantage of it. My legs were feeling decent, too. I decided to give the NB 858s another try – this time, without insoles. That worked magic. The combo of overpronation insoles in an already super-stiff stability shoe probably overcompensated, which is why I really didn't like running in the 858s before. This time, with the insoles that the shoe came with, it felt good, and I couldn't feel the plantar fasciitis at all. Overpronation is supposed to be a risk factor for plantar fasciitis.
So off to the run at the park. I forgot my Garmin, but I have a good idea of the distance per lap now. The run required a good bit of strength and effort, even though I wasn't going particularly fast. Don't know what that means.
4.5 in 35:44, 7:56 ave. Not bad, I guess. It was exceptionally cool for a summer run, but I was on uneven grass in a slightly hilly course.
Splits> 6:22, 5:59, 5:59, 5:57, 5:52, 5:34.