i’m on week 12 of 16 week training for half marathon happening in May.
40 days to go…
when i started with my train plan last January, there was already a tinge of pain on my left heel. so week after week i did what i had to, rest, ice, massage, loosen up my heel, bought orthotic pads, “golf-balling”, stretching, even tried learning chi running! from a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being sorest, mine is about 3 or 4. but it only happens at the beginning of my runs, then it just goes away about 5 to 10 minutes after.
also, for short runs, i take a one-minute stop for water breaks since halfway through my route, i pass by my house. then i observed that if i hit the road again, there’s the pain once more, for a few minutes, then gone…. until i finish my scheduled distance happily.