A couple days ago I went on my second walk/jog around Westwood Lake for my Blogging Weight Loss Challenge. Since my feet and calves were absolutely killing me the first time I went and my time was 6 minutes slower than my best time in 2007, I prepared a bit better for my second “run”.
First, I went and bought a new pair of running shoes, thinking that my shoes were part of the problem. Secondly, I brought my Blackberry headphones with me and downloaded some music to listen. I did forget to stretch beforehand though.
Unfortunately, the new shoes didn’t help one bit, and they actually got really muddy since we went after it had rained and it was quite muddy in some areas. I guess my feet (and shins and calves) are just out of shape and need to get used to walking/jogging long distances. At least, I hope that’s the case, because I don’t know what else to do about them. They start hurting after the first KM and by the fourth I’m straining to walk. By the time I get home I can seriously barely walk up the stairs because one or both of my feet are in such pain.
I was a little bit more out of gas cardio-wise this time, but I’m pretty sure that’s because I jogged a couple more stretches than I did last time. It’s a shame my feet hurt so bad because there were 2-3 places where I could have done short stretches of jogging which would have cut a couple minutes off my time.
I think part of why my feet hurt so much is that it’s not all flat and there are some hills since it’s a trail. Plus, there is a beast of a steep incline at the beginning followed by a steep decline which always manages to kill my feet.
I ended up finishing at 1:05:33, which is about 30 seconds off my previous time. I’m actually surprised I managed to beat it since my feet were really killing me and even made me stop 2-3 times for short breaks (I didn’t need to stop last time). Lisa went ahead of me and actually managed to finish in 56:30 which is 9-minutes faster than me, so I need to catch up.
And tips or comments about the hurting feet? Will they get better over time?
Westwood Lake Time
|My 2007 Best Time||1:00:34||My record to beat…|
|April 8th, 2009||1:06:00||Feet and calves absolutely painful|
|April 12th, 2009||1:05:33||Feet, shins, and calves still absolutely painful|
Current Weight Status
Starting Weight: 206
Current Weight: 205
Goal Weight: 195
Days Left: 65
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