Week 13: 9/02 – 9/08
I am at a point with this ankle thing, I don’t know what else to call it, where I don’t even know if these weeks should be declared “marathon training.” I haven’t run at all in the last two weeks, but of course not by choice. I have even contemplated going for a run and just sucking it up, but then thought better of it. You really have no idea how much you love something until it’s ripped right out of your hands. Cliché as it may sound, I need to be running, I really feel incomplete without it. I hate to admit it, but it’s giving me a case of the blues too. I just feel down; it must be the missing endorphins.
I have taken up yoga as my stress reliever until I can get back out there. So far it’s been okay. Don’t get me wrong, I love yoga. But it’s a different sort of “rush” or in this case “calm” than what I feel when running. And riding the bike, it’s a good source of cardio, but it’s just not the same.
I finally made an appointment with the doctor and will hopefully be finding out what’s going on in there on Wednesday. It’s the strangest thing because it hasn’t hurt at all in the last 4-5 days when I’m walking. I only feel the ache (I can’t think of a good word to describe what it feels like) when I’m running. It happens right as I lift that foot off the ground. Weird. Anyways, hoping to get a good diagnosis tomorrow.
Monday: does walking around Dick’s Sporting Goods count? I went in for KT Tape and came out with all of this… If and when I make it to the marathon, these are the shoes I plan on wearing. Brooks PureFlow 2’s. They are part of the Pure Project line, just like my PureConnect 2’s, but they offer a little bit of extra cushioning and support. I figure 26.2 miles calls for a little extra support, especially if I’m coming back from an ankle injury. I love the neon red color too! They’ll match my new Pro Compression socks!
Tuesday: walked .5 mile, cycled 10.36 miles, 9-Way Abs. Wanted to test out the shoes so I took them for a short walk on the treadmill, and I also attempted to run… failed miserably though. Ankle wasn’t ready.
Wednesday: grad school took over on Wednesday 😦
My guest post Naked and Afraid and the Long Run: Where the Mind Is Capable of the Most was featured on The Daily Runner today.
Thursday: Elliptical 3.33miles. Cycled 6.35miles. 9-Way Abs.
Friday: Cycled 11.35 miles. Had lunch with Sam. She’s engaged! And I’m a bridesmaid! Super excited for her!
Saturday: busiest day at the library ever. That should count as a workout. I was exhausted when I got home. Trae had this brilliant idea:
2 Words: Hell Yes.
Sunday: Abs, Arms, Yoga
- LegRaise/ToeTouch/Bicycle Ab circuit, 10:00min
- 2 x 30sec Tricep Dips
- 2 x 15 “girl” push-ups, with feet crossed and legs up
- 30 minutes of Beginner Flexibility Yoga with Yoga Studio App
TOTAL MILES & ACTIVITY: .5 miles walked, 28.06 miles cycled, 3.33 miles elliptical, 1 arm, 3 abs, 1 Yoga
13 weeks down, 10 weeks to go! My plan is to still be running the marathon. I just might not make it to 22 miles during the training. I have no shame in walking some of the marathon if I need to. I just don’t want all of this to have to be postponed. That would be the icing on the cake. Ugh. I did however, check to make sure I could defer my entry in a worst case scenario. I have until October 31st to figure it out. Fingers crossed that doesn’t need to happen.
How did your weekly mileage add up?
If you’ve been injured mid-training, how did you bounce back? Did you ease back into it? My last long run was two weeks ago at 15 miles. Should I head back towards that number or aim somewhere closer to 10?