So today I ran for 30 minutes! (Well 15 minutes then I took a 4 minute break to get on another treadmill then 15 minutes to make it 30) Followed by 20 minutes on the elliptical, 10 minutes on the bike, and an ab workout.
Lets just say I was really happy to run 15 minutes on 4 minutes off 15 minutes on with little to no calf pain. Can I just say that my body wasn’t used to running for 15 minutes? I was so winded. I kept thinking to myself I just ran a half marathon almost a month ago what gives? Then again I haven’t been running consistently like I did when I was training.
I think this injury is a blessing in disguise for me.
It has taught me a lot of things in terms of my running strategy
- Learn how to properly cross train (find ways that you enjoy crosstraining)
-Dont run hills with elevations of 700 feet on your long runs
-Dont wear minimalist shoes on a 9 mile run with an icy path and hilly terrain
So since I am feeling a lot better in comparison to when this injury started I thought I might share with you some of the races that I want to register for:
March 24th: Chitown Half Marathon and 10k (10k portion)
April 20th: FirstMerit Bank Lakefront 10 miler<— I have never ran a 10 mile race before
May 5th: Palos Half Marathon or Wisconsin Half Marathon
June 13th: Color Run with my Sister (she wants to run with me!)
June 23rd: Chicago Women’s Half Marathon
Does anyone know of any sprint triathlons? This cross training has got me thinking about doing a triathlon.
What does your race schedule agenda look like? Are you registering for the Chicago Marathon?