Good luck to Jenn as she starts her first week of marathon training while working in Las Vegas. Go Jenn GO! Enjoy the Bellagio (even though I know that will be tough when you’re working) – it’s one of my favorites in Vegas!
This week was interesting. I was able to run 4-7-4-8. One run was cross training on the elliptical. My long run was a battle. While I’m excited to be running again and my cardio is surprisingly good, it’s a mental battle to get back into the “zone” of running. Before I had to slow down due to my hip I was getting to the point where 5 miles felt like nothing. Now…not so much.
It kind of feels like I’m starting completely over and it’s a little discouraging. Don’t worry though I had my pity party – during my long run I might add – and I’m ready to keep moving forward. My hip has been OK. A little sore here and there, some aches but no pain while running (although I still feel like I’m running scared waiting for it to hurt). I was sore yesterday after my long run but the soreness was not there today, which was what it used to be before I got hurt. So let’s keep our fingers crossed.
Week 10 Training is supposed to be: 5-8-5-16. Instead I’m going to try to achieve the miles but in 4 longer runs: 6-10-6-12
I’m going to try to be smart about catching up to my training calendar. I don’t want to be an idiot and try to immediately run 16 and risk getting injured. So I’m going to keep building my miles up and hope to catch up in the next 2 weeks. I’m open to other suggestions others might have from their own experience with dealing with injuries during training. I’m still determined to run the marathon.
And Jenn I’ll be dealing with the same thing as you in a few weeks as I’m travelling for most of the second half of June for work (two separate work trips). Of course, right when training really kicks up for our longest runs. So I’m going to have to do some major planning to fit it all in. We can do it!
SF Marathon Here I Come,