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Hi everyone. This week I focused on recovery, so there was only 1 day of running and 2 days of PT. It’s hard not to beat myself up. I am undertrained, particularly in terms of weekday miles, going into the Richmond Marathon in 3 weeks. It makes me nervous. What if I bonk? What if I’m in pain for 20 miles? What if I can’t do it? (Ok, I know I can do it, even if I have to walk).
PT: Tuesday/Thursday. So much pain. Like I have bruises from Tuesday, and took 2 advil after Thursday’s session. It hurt to sit down. I still wimper every time I have to ice my hip (which is 3 times a day).
Running: 12 miles on Saturday at an average pace of 10:49- windy and cool. I ran a pretty easy solid 6 miles at about 10 min/mile with ARRC and caught up with Courtney of EatPrayRunDC. We talked about life and races and strategy. Then I ran 6 solo miles. When I started to feel like my hip was getting tired, but before it started to give me stabby pain, I switched to intervals. So that was about 7.5 miles into the run. I would walk for a minute at every half mile marker and then run to the next marker. About mile 10-11, it started to feel sore while running. But good news! I never had the super painful stabs of pain! I think intervals will be a key part of my race day strategy.
Total mileage: 12 miles.
Next week goals: 1 cross training, run 3-4 times during the week, 2 PT sessions.