Sunday, October 21, 2012

Week 12 - Marathon Training

Update:   The hip injury seems to be slowly improving, and I have been getting back on the road.   I did a couple of 3 milers with pretty minimal pain, so that is incredibly encouraging.  I am planning on doing a 8ish miler tonight.  I know that I have missed one of the most crucial weeks of training, therefore my marathon won't be quite as fast as I had planned/wanted. My plan of just doing one marathon may have to change just so I can redeem myself after Philly.   Damn this competitive nature!!   In the meantime, the marathon is simply all I can think about when my mind wanders.   I am about to move my office and my home and run a marathon all within the next month.   It is all pretty overwhelming, but also incredibly exciting!  Times like these, I feel, are what define me as a person.   I always tend to stretch myself as thin as possible and seem to thrive on running on fumes (and caffeine).  Will update again soon.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Week 11 - Marathon Training

The thing I feared the most about marathon training has happened.   I have an injury.   I am not actually sure what it is, but I have taken 6 days off already and it is not getting any better.    It is in the hip flexor/groin area.    This whole situation is frightening me.   What if I can't run Philly?   What if I can't get in my 18 and 20 mile training runs?   Do I really want to do a marathon that I don't feel ready for?   There's a lot of things going on in my head...All I can do right now I suppose is hope for the best and just try to do whatever I can to heal this so I can get back to training.  My mood has been sour and I know it is because I haven't been running.    If anyone actually reads this, please keep me in your thoughts!