Sunday, September 30, 2012

Time off

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. The pain in my leg got worse and I took a second trip the the doctor. I got another anti-inflammatory and instructions to foam roll and ice after every run. This seemed to help some and I was able to complete a 16 mile training run with my group last Saturday. However, I was in a lot of pain for the rest of the week. I managed a short run on Wednesday, then Friday set out for an hour but had to stop after only 20 minutes because of the pain right above my ankle.

Obviously, this is not what I wanted to happen during marathon training. It's not a good feeling when your mind wants to run but your body won't cooperate. But I would rather take time off now than be forced to miss my goal race. At this point, I know I couldn't even finish my upcoming November half marathon with a decent time.

So I will be doing yoga and the elliptical for a couple of weeks and then re-evaluate how I feel.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Dallas Marathon Training: Week 7 Complete

Last week's workouts:
Sun 8/26: Yoga for Runners podcast, 25 min
Mon 8/27: Gaia Flow Yoga, Ocean practice, 90 min
Tues 8/28: Rest
Wed 8/29: Detox Yoga podcast, 20 min + strength training
Thurs 8/30: 2.32 mi run, 25:45
Fri 8/31: Yoga for Runners podcast, 25 min
Sat 9/1: 9 mi lake loop + 5 mi "race" (didn't race, just ran)

I went for a little "test run" on Thursday and my leg was feeling much better, not quite 100% but better. I felt confident that I could make it through my Saturday run.

I'm not sure on the time for our 9 mi loop, but I finished the 5 mi DRC Breakfast Bash 5 mi race in 54:46. I purposely kept my pace slow and only stopped at one water stop to walk and stretch. So Saturday was a new distance PR for me, 14 miles total! I guess all my long runs will be new distances after this point. :)

This week is another play-it-by ear week! On Wednesday night, we head to Galveston and Thursday morning we board a cruise to Cozumel! We are so excited for the vacation but the best part will be seeing our close friends Scott and Laigha get married.

The ship has a fitness center and an outdoor track so I will try to get in some workouts but I am not going to plan ahead for the days on the ship. Last week was actually supposed to be only 5 miles per our training plan but I knew I would not be running 14 miles on the ship, so I got that mileage done already!

So here is my abbreviated plan for the week:
Sun 9/2: Rest
Mon 9/3: 35 min recovery run
Tues 9/4: 1 hr DRC group run
Wed 9/5: Yoga

Have a happy and healthy week!