Well - I have a small wrinkle in my race training plans.
I introduce you to - the boot.
The boot and I became acquainted last Wednesday and we will be BFFs until November 6th. After my 16 mile run on the 20th I noticed some soreness on my right foot but didn't think anything of it. I still had some residual on Tuesday but I attributed that to my poor shoe choice that day and still went on my regular 30 minute run that afternoon. BIG mistake. When I got done my foot immediately started hurting. Given that I have a big race coming I decided not to take chances with this and went to the ortho the following day.
Diagnosis = possible stress fracture and tendonitis around my ankle. Lovely.
I am in the boot until the 6th - which means no running. At this point I have decided that as long as I am cleared to resume training on the 6th I will not physically be ready to run the full marathon on December 1st so I am going to have to limit myself to the half marathon. I am trying to be optimistic about this - at least I can still participate. And then I can work my way back up to 26.2 by January for the Disney.
What lousy timing!
Any other runners out there ever had a stress fracture? Did it totally derail your training???