I am signing-up for the injury list. After Tuesday night’s Nike Clinic, I finally decided to schedule a doctor’s appointment tomorrow to have my foot checked.
Our workout consisted of 5x400m warm-up, drills and finally 3x(4x400m) with 2 mins rest per rep and 400m walk per set. First set, no problem. On the second set, I felt a slight pain on the arch on my right foot to my heel and I was only able to do 3 400m. On the last set I was already tiptoeing and managed to do just 1 400m. As much as I would want to complete 12 400m my foot won’t let me. I told Coach Rio about it and he said that this could be plantar fasciitis.
I went home, iced my foot and found this on the net:
“When your first few steps out of bed in the morning cause severe pain in the heel of your foot, you may have plantar fasciitis (fashee-EYE-tiss). It’s an overuse injury affecting the sole or flexor surface (plantar) of the foot. A diagnosis of plantar fasciitis means you have inflamed the tough, fibrous band of tissue (fascia) connecting your heel bone to the base of your toes.”
Sourced from AAOS
This injury is not new to me. I had have been experiencing (and ignoring) the pain even before I got hooked to running. I would play volleyball 3 to 4 times a week and would have difficulty taking my first few steps out of bed the morning after. But now the pain is more frequent and I need to seek an expert’s advice before it gets worse. I just hope the doctor would still allow me to run my last race on Sunday.