Its starting to get cooler out so this bodes really well for training this fall!
Friday, September 30, 2011
Ran after work again tonight with Pipes and Scotty (my GPS). Was a fine run, nothing too special, but I did try to do a pace run. I'm going to try to make Thursdays my pace days and do the run at or under 9:30. I'd like to do the race in January at 9:30 or less, so hopefully this will help my speed.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Countdown to Race Day has begun! I could/should have started yesterday, but wasn't really feeling it.
Piper (the pup) and I did a little less than 3 miles tonight after work. It was pretty humid, I'd say around 79 degrees or so, so it wasn't the best run I've ever had. We did about a 10 minute pace or so, and I tried to not to push it too much.
That's been the hardest thing about coming back from running - not pushing it too much. I had to change my running stance, widening and running more full-footed to accommodate my IT band issues. This is been quite the challenge, as its extremely difficult to change something you've practiced for around 27 years.
I haven't been to see my physical therapist since the beginning of August, but I am trying to do my stretches and be more diligent about my stance while running. I'm also trying to get into my routine, which is also more difficult than I expected. I technically have 17 weeks until the race, so I'm planning to take a few weeks to slowly get started and maybe add a week or two of repetition in the middle with the longer runs. I'm hoping this is good for the run, and I'm hoping I look like this again:
(Happy and content!)
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Its been quite a while since I updated this. I posted back in March about my injury, and I was only cleared to start running again in June. Its been a slow (slow slow) process getting back on my feet, but I'm ready to start training again.
So! I'm going to try blogging the process on here. Change it up a bit. Training starts next week, and I've got 17 weeks till Race Day (January 7). Here we go!