Run(a little bit): September 26 – October 2

I ran this week!

Just once, but it didn’t hurt my foot to run and my foot didn’t hurt after the run. Now I just need a game plan to slowly increase my mileage and maybe some kind of race goal.

I (not so) secretly want to run a race in like late November. Turkey Trot anyone? But I should probably play it safe and wait until after our trip to Africa. It will be a long 42 miles up and down Mt. Kilimanjaro if I re-injure my foot.

At this point I am thinking about doing the Sam Costa Half Marathon in March as my next race. I PRed there last year and it is early enough in the season to have cool weather.

We know that I tend to have crummy runs when it is warm outside. I’m still super bummed that I am missing the whole fall racing season because the fall is just about the best time to run here.

My plan so far is to slowly build up the number of runs per week that I am doing and then slowly increase the miles. I will also make an effort to keep cross training. Biking does not seem to have “hurt” my running too much, so it is probably wise to continue it.

I also wonder if New Rules has affected my running at all? Almost every running resource out there seems to think that it is a good idea to do weight training in addition to running. I have historically been pretty bad about that until the last month or so.

Here are the splits from my last run in August (the last mile was even with a broken foot):  10 miles (9:14, 8:34, 8:43, 8:52, 9:04 (headwind), 9:05 (headwind), 8:52, 8:46, 8:25, 8:12). That is at least in the same ballpark as my one and only September run. I think I could have run harder for four miles, but I was kind of  scared to try it. Probably with good reason.

  • Sunday: NROLFW Workout 1B4, 55 minute trainer ride – endurance
  • Monday: 41 minute trainer ride – cadence
  • Tuesday: 47 minute trainer ride AM, NROLFW Workout 1A5 PM
  • Wednesday: 4 mile run (9:09, 9:00, 8:51, 8:52)
  • Thursday: NROLFW Workout 1B5, 47 minute trainer ride – cadence
  • Friday: rest
  • Saturday: NROLFW Workout 1A6

Total Weekly Miles: 4
Total September Miles: 4
Total October Miles: 0
Total Yearly Miles: 902.28
Miles on Current Shoes: 97.14

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5 comments
  1. Lisa said:

    So glad it went well! I also didn’t realize you were planning a trip to Mt. Kilimanjaro – exciting. You may want to play it safe until then. Hope your foot keeps on cooperating:-)

  2. Stephanie said:

    That is wonderful news! I can only imgaine how eager you are to start racing again, but I would take it easy until you return home from your trip!

    • Carolyn said:

      Glad to hear you got a run in, but I totally feel you on an injury. I had to take off last season because of this. In retrospect it was the best (and hardest) thing I could do. Think of all the more races you can run now!

  3. lifeisbeachykeen said:

    Yay for being back @ running! I’m sure that is an awesome feeling, and a huge relief to be back at it!

    I think I’d take it easy till your bike hike then get back into racing after that. You are right that hike a big mountain with an injured foot sounds like a load of suck!

    Take it easy!

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