Casualties this week = hamstring, knee, hip, arches, cell phone. Another week of not following my prescribed training plan or my PT. My goal for my 2nd half marathon was to be prepared. To do a full training plan. To get faster. To train the “right” way. Well, it hasn’t happened.
The one positive thing I can see from my training is that I recovered much quicker after my long run this week. I assumed 12 miles would make me feel the same way I did after the half when it was painful to get out of bed. I don’t know if it’s the increased training this round, the yoga right after, or having to walk the dog, but I feel much better. I really do need to solve this hip issue though. It kicks up any time I surpass ~10 miles. I know it’s my gait, but my 3 different pairs of shoes don’t fix it, so I must need to really increase my hip strength.
- RUNNING: 2 days, 15 miles X
- PHYSICAL THERAPY: 2 days X
- WORK OUTS: 2 X
- Monday 9/28 – nothing
- Tuesday 9/29 – 3.3 mile run, 11:05 pace – Terrifying to think of running 13.1 miles while 3.3 feels like death.
- Wednesday 9/30 – nothing
- Thursday 10/1 – PT
- Friday 10/2 – 12 mile run, 11:34 pace + Yoga – My phone reset itself again. I think my time was 2 hours and 20 minutes. Despite the fact that it was raining the whole time, the first 6 miles were awesome. Then I had to do them again (I mapped a double loop in prep for the half marathon route). That’s when my left knee and hamstring started hurting. Then my right hip. Then the bottom of my feet. I know I can run the half, but I’m pretty sure I could never do a full marathon, given all these random pains.
- Saturday 10/3 – STRETCH
- Sunday 10/4 – PT
Half marathon training – 2 miles Monday, 4 Wednesday, 3 Thursday, 5 Saturday.
3 PT + 3 Yoga + Foam Rolling – Upping the ante on yoga because my hips and hamstrings are plotting against me.