Sorry for the late recap! We're just 18 days away from the Philly Half Marathon, and things are getting rough.
But first, a look back: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8
This past week started out great with a 10 miler at a 9:29 average pace. I ran with a fast friend and we kicked butt!
another injury. The inside of my right heel flared up and really hurt for the rest of the week, so I took time off running and focused on cross training.
M- 10m long
T- strength training for runners
W- 9x400m @ 7:45min/mi pace
R- 1000yd swim
S- 2.75m elliptical
total: 15 running/elliptical miles, 1000yd swim
I've said it before and I'll say it again: being injured sucks. Even after taking a bunch of rest, my foot still hurt quite a bit on Sunday. I tried out this space-age elliptical at the gym and found it gave a pretty good workout with no impact.
With all of the setbacks, I'm even more unsure of hitting my target goal pace for the race. But I know that taking a little time off now is far better than having to take months off later for a worse injury. Perspective is important.
How do you stay on track when your body isn't feelin it?