|With teammate Chelsea. We were both very|
happy to just FINISH.
I ran my slowest 1/2 marathon in over 3 years. Actually, 4 years and 3 months. And I'm okay with it.
As you all know, I was on track with my training and working with my physical therapist to turn my lazy glutes into ass-kicking glutes. I was working on my core, taking pilates classes, strength training and bending my way through the Jasyoga library.
And *BOOM*. I was hit with a series of non-running related injuries that not only prevented me from running but I also had to stop all activity for a bit spending my days icing injured body parts and catching up on House of Cards.
My total mileage for the whole month of April was 10 miles. My last long run before the race was 15 miles. On March 27. I felt really good after it too. In the week following, I sprained my ankle, injured my rib and hurt my back.
|With Dana (now part of the Oiselle Volée!)|
and Dani at the finish line.
I'm A-OK with my race result because I ran pain free! My slow time was 100% due to my lack of fitness and I know through past experience that I can build it back up.
My plan for the next couple of months is to become stronger and fitter through slowly building up my mileage, running for fun (!), continuing with strength training (including core and glutes), taking fitness classes--->all so I'm ready to start training again on June 20th for the Santa Rosa 1/2 Marathon (August 28) and in August for CIM (December 4).
I've also decided to change my training focus on becoming marathon-strong as opposed to half marathon fast. More on that in the future.
I'm so glad you were able to race without pain - that's so wonderful after working through injuries. Hopefully this upcoming training cycle will be smooth sailing :)ReplyDelete