Sucks! As I started my long run yesterday I felt a sharp pain in my right achilles that lasted for about 3 minutes and disappeared as I ran on. This was the sure sign of acute achilles tendinitis, for which the treatment is rest. REST!?! You have got to be kidding me! I’ve got 10 weeks to go before the race, and my training has just started peaking. How can I stop now?!? I suspect the culprit is increased speed (I’ve been running my easy and long runs about 30 secs faster per mile), so I’ll have to force myself to slow down, and try taping my achilles (yes, I’m that desperate).
If that doesn’t work, then I’m going to have to skip some training runs here and there to allow my aging body to recover. Dear God, I can live with sagging boobs and a dropping uterus (both of which I view as vestigial appendages anyway), but don’t let me develop running related injuries that’ll prevent me from a BQ!