10.45 miles in 2:42!
I'm really proud of Jonathan! He pushed through some rain, and some pain, and made a huge gain! (hey - maybe I should be rhymey bunny!)
But he did have a problem - and I'm curious what YOU all think about it?
Around his 6-7th mile, his feet started hurting. But he powered through it and just kept on moving forward. By mile 9, he was in pain. And when he got home, his feet really hurt. Right around the balls of his feet (beneath his toes). I've never felt this, having paws and all...but anyhow....
He'd developed a few sensitive pressure points, and a few small blisters (2 per foot). He's treating them with Dr. Scholls medicated blister pads right now, but is worried about the race.
He was wearing good synthetic running socks - does he need ones with more padding in that area? Was it just the rain and humidity?
He was also wearing his good Brooks shoes that he just bought. Does he need to be refit? New shoes?
It it his form?
Or just something he'll have to live with and treat as they happen?
I told him to just hop more instead of walking.
He shrugged it off and took a shower. What do YOU think?
Anyhow - on the GOOD news front - Jonathan had a great week of exercise and eating right - and with today's workout, I officially declare him READY for this half-marathon! Now he's just making himself BETTER for it - but he IS READY. Don't you think?
MAIN STREET AWAITS!