Bad things come in threes. That’s what people say, right? Well I am inclined to believe them because my #3 of Ironman Cozumel training just happened, and that my friends is FOOT PAIN.
Here is what my body has been through in the past 1 month of Ironman Cozumel training:
#1. Swimmer’s ear
#2. Bike crash
#3. Foot pain
I woke up Friday morning with dull pain on the lower outside area of my right foot, from the middle to the heel. I have had dull pain here before the day after a long bike ride, but it has always been nothing more than dull and has gone away quickly. This time, it’s the exact opposite. I went through Friday with increased pain until I was limping at lunch, and then hobbling at dinner. I tried to stay off my foot for the rest of the night and iced it and elevated it.
This morning I woke up realizing it was still tender to the touch. Then, the moment of truth. I got out of my bed and put pressure on my right foot….OUCH!! I cannot put my full body weight on my right foot! It hurts even more than it did last night! Ohhh no. What did I do to my poor foot? The best way to describe the pain is that it feels like a sprain.
My first thought is Ironman Cozumel. Is this serious enough to affect it, or can I prevent it going forward? (Do I need new bike shoes? Should I fix my cleat alignment? Do I need days, or worse, weeks of rest??)
My second thought is America’s Finest City (AFC) half marathon tomorrow. I cannot run it now, and that makes me sad because it’s my favorite San Diego race!
Ok enough whining. Has anyone else had foot pain like this? Was it caused from cycling or running? I think running is more common, but I’ve seen discussion forums on both. I’ll be back with updates. Time to meet with Coach Trevor.