Hey ya’ll! I shared a little while ago that I would be running the Knoxville Half Marathon on April 3rd. Check this out for more details.
Last week was interesting to say the least! If you follow me on Instagram then you know I’ve been seeing a chiropractor. What I thought was just a hip alignment problem was actually so much more than I imagined. I won’t bore you with the details, but I’ve been letting the chiropractor do some work on me so I took a little time off. Not only was I so sore from seeing him 3+ times a week, but he recommended I take a little time off so he could get me better aligned. It seemed counterproductive to take time off, but I wanted to correct the issue and not let it get any worse.
I am happy to report that I am feeling so much better than I was and I think I am on the road to recover. I got in a couple easy miles mid week, then attended a couple group workouts with Life Time Fitness as part of a blogger event (more about this tomorrow) and even managed to get in a solid longer run on Saturday.
Saturday’s run was so challenging because I was so sore from Thursday. I foam rolled every day for 20+ minutes to even be able to walk around. I also did a run walk interval of 10/1 and used that minute to lengthen my walking stride to help stretch my super sore legs. I was really happy with my splits this day because I was able to get stretched out and run much closer to my regular pace than I have in a long time even with all the walking. Sunday’s miles were all about recovery and the Mr. and I did a lot of dog walking which helped to stretch my muscles out.
Well, let’s get right down to it.
Wednesday: 2 easy miles
Thursday: 2 easy miles + lifebarre class + mini boot camp class + sports massage (this was really painful)
Saturday: 5.87 hilly miles (13:56, 13:22, 13:06, 12:53, 11:49, 11:45)
Sunday: 3 recovery miles + 5 miles of dog walking
Total: 12.87 miles
Overall last week was a learning experience. As much as it scares me that I have a half marathon in less than a month, I also keep reminding myself that I have over 3 weeks to put in some quality training. I am excited for the weeks ahead.
How do you handle injury and setbacks?
How do you stay focused instead of freaking out?