Training Tuesday – Glass City Marathon 1/5/16 edition

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Good news and bad news this week.  First, the really good news… I switched my blog to a new hosting company!  Well, it’s really good news because you are reading this, so we can all assume the move went well.  It’s a long story, but I thought I could simply move my site back to free hosting, and that was a disaster.  So I had to cough up some $ and switch it to another company.  Luckily it was only $ for 3 years, so I was good with that.  Thanks HostGator for getting my stuff all in the right place!! 😉  (geez, I wish that was a paid advertisement, but sadly it is not.  I’m just happy it all worked!!!)  So sorry Meg and Kristina, I read your comments yesterday, but they got lost in the move!!

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On to the bad news… my hip.  Dang it stupid hip!!  Some days I’m feeling good about my hip condition, and other times during the day I think I’ll never run a “fast” race again in my life!!  UGGGH.  The drama of it all!!  Still debating on just resting it for a while (week) or carrying on easy as I have been trying to.

So, for week 2 of training, it’s been a bit of a downer.  Let me clarify – Glass City Marathon will be my 10th marathon.  Yep, my 10th!  This is not my first rodeo, I’ve been through the training routine.  But I’ve never started a training cycle with such an injury so it’s really throwing me off a bit.  The struggle between wanting to do well at the race (BQ!), and not making a little injury into an even bigger injury!  Sigh.  With that said, recap of last weeks training:

  • Happy to report all miles scheduled were run, even pace work during long run last week

This week’s training plan:

  • Mon – Done!  4 EASY, SLOW recovery miles.  I was pretty sore on Monday.  I think it was from doing weights on Sunday.
  • Tues – Rest!  (and icing, and stretching…)
  • Wed – 10 miles (not speedy, just easy miles), and weights
  • Thurs – 4 miles (I will not do this if the 10 miles makes me too sore)
  • Fri – 14 miles long run, weights
  • Sat – Rest!  (cross train at the gym)
  • Sun – 8 miles (might have 4 miles at half marathon pace, might not!)
  • Mon – 5 miles recovery

Fingers crossed I get through it all!!

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Q:  How’s your year going this far?  Starting out healthy, or struggling with anything?

Q:  Have you been to the gym yet in 2016?  

I haven’t yet, but I’m sure there are lots of new member faces waiting for me there!

Q: Do you still have your Christmas decorations up at home?

 

 

4 Comments

  1. Alan

    Starting this training cycle 100% healthy. Last time I had to cut 2 weeks off the start because of screwing up my ankle during the Mohican trail run.

    • That’s great!! I guess I did have a knee issue going on last Dec/Jan… and it took 6 mos for that to go away – and Boston turned out just fine. There’s hope!

  2. I’m with you on struggling through the start of the new year. I really reduced my mileage in November and December while I was recovering from my first marathon/busy with the holidays. I was hoping to bring it back up in January so I could start training for real in February, but the cold that I have been fighting refuses to let go. I was feeling better on Monday so I went out for a run that night. I felt so much worse on Tuesday. So now I guess I am not running for another few days. And then I will be on vacation for a week with no running. This was definitely not the get back on track month that I expected it to be.
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  3. Stooooop the drama!!!! You WILL run fast again. I know it. :)

    10 marathons!!?? Wow!!! I feel like I should know how many marathons I ran but I don’t off the top of my head. I need to count. Okay I ran 8 marathons and two ultras and one of my training runs for the ultra was longer than marathon distance. I know, can you imagine running a marathon and it is NOT and actual race and it doesn’t “count” as a marathon!? Actually you probably can cause Alan prob does it all the time. :)
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