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Half Marathon training - Day 50

Monday, October 10, 2011

Scheduled run: 2 miles easy (11 mph pace)
Actual run : 2.25 mile walk
Time of day : 6:15 am
Time: 35 minutes
Weather: 70 degrees with 98% humidity
Miles on new shoes: 67.5 miles
Days until race: 47

I got up as scheduled for my Monday short run. I did about 20 minutes of warmup drills inside and then stretches. I was hopeful that this would allow me a nice slow run this morning. But as soon as I began a running motion, the pain started again. So I walked the distance - paying special attention to my alignment and posture. So I got as much as I could out of the situation. Still did my post run stretches - paying special attention to the hip flexors. I took some Advil to help with the pain.

Right now, I feel pretty good. I plan to do my weekly spin class tomorrow and will attempt to run on Wednesday. I am scheduled for a 7 mile tempo run at a 9:33 pace. I'll do the best that I can with it, But safety is most important at this point.

I have fewer days left than I have under my belt at this point and that kind of freaks me out. I in no way feel ready for this race yet. I know I have a month and a half - and I'm making great progress. Maybe it's just because today was the first day that I noted the turn. It always seemed like I had a really long way to go.
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  • RG_DFW
    Yep, it will be here before you know it. You've been doing great and I enjoy reading about your workouts... it gives me something to try for! Here's crossing my fingers that everything gets better for you, soon.
    3384 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7884122
    Good to listen to your body...you can always train for another race, you have to take care if yourself first. Good that you are taking this slow. Good luck!
    3384 days ago
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