Posts tagged Marathon
Posts tagged Marathon
So this just happened. Officially registered for Eugene 2014. BQ, I am coming for you!
I met the group at 5:15 for 7 pre-dawn miles. The first 4 miles were glorious, the 5th teetered on the brink, and the last 2 were a suck fest. I felt dizzy and nauseous for 2 miles. The good news is that the run is done and it felt great to be back with the morning crew. We talked baseball playoffs and football, two of my favorite topics. Go Red Sox!!!
Double digits for the first time since injuring myself 5 weeks ago. 12 glorious miles - 8 along San Vicente and 4 at the beach. It is hot and dry this morning which made the last few miles painful without water. The good news is the only pain was the sear of my lungs and dry throat. My legs feel great!
Workouts this week: Sun 3.15 mi, Mon rest, Tues spin, Wed 1mi + 1 hr of TRX a, spin PM, Thur rest, Fri 4 mi, Sat 12 mi!!
One month post injury - 5K with absolutely no sign of anything in my calf. While I have run the last week without discomfort, I definitely felt my calf. Not painful but there. This is the first run that I felt nothing at all besides the sear of my lungs. So grateful!!!
The most difficult part of recovering from injury is wanting to hurry back to the pace/level you were at the time of your injury. For me this has meant dreams of running a marathon soon. When I had my first bout of achilles tendonitis two years ago, I ran a half marathon a month or so after the initial onset and a marathon within three months. For that marathon, I only trained to 18 miles (I usually run 2-3 runs over 20 miles during training). At the time, I did not know it was achilles tendonitis and instead thought I had a tiny calf tear. Now that I know that this is an achilles issue I have been more conservative in my approach to recovery. I REALLY want to run long mileage but know that I need to be cautious.
I have been dreaming of training every day. I plan to run 5 miles tomorrow night and 5-8 on Saturday and see how the calf reacts. In the meantime, spin and cycling have kept me sane. I signed up for another metric century next month, the Santa Barbara Century. It will be very challenging with crazy climbs. Should be fun!
I went back to spin after a week away and followed it with a four mile run along the beach. I had NO calf discomfort!!!!! I cannot tell you how happy this makes me.
Thank you Reilly for a spin that left me a shaken hot mess. It must have shook life into my leg!
4 mi in Santa Monica this morning. 13 miles for the week - Wed 1 mi + 1 hr training session AM, 4 mi PM, Thurs rest, Fri 4 mi PM, Sat 4 mi AM. I have no pain while biking but a lot of discomfort in my calf while running. Of course I am itching to run 10 plus miles. Recovery from injury is a test of patience and faith. I feel blessed to be out there even if only for 4 miles at a time right now. Baby steps…
I have been in a funk since my injury and DNF at the Santa Rosa marathon two weeks ago. I have not let the injury completely derail me but I have been taking it easy with the hope of my calf/Achilles healing quickly. I ran/walked 3.75 miles this week plus 2 spin classes, TRX session with my trainer, and 2 hour ride down the coast this morning. Tomorrow I am the bike rider on a relay team in the Malibu Triathlon. I plan to ease back into running on Monday.
Good luck to everyone racing this weekend!!!!
Diagnosis is Achilles tendinitis not a calf tear. Thank goodness! He said it was good that I stopped when I did in the race. I am cleared to workout again and will be in spin class tonight. Yay!
Currently at the doctor’s office waiting for my sports med doc, Dr. Johnson. This picture pretty much sums up how I have been feeling for the past couple of days. I am tapered and ready to race but my body is not! I look forward to an official diagnosis.