Summer Training ramping up! YAY!
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Yesterday was my second long run after several months of not being able to run more than 6 miles due to extreme pain from ischial bursitis also known as a pain in the butt! Last weekend I ran 14 with mild pain. Yesterday 15 with no pain. For a while there I was thinking I was not going to be able to do a fall marathon because I could not get my mileage up.
I am SOOO happy that things are looking up now for a fall race.
I desperately needed new shoes and getting them has helped. Don't wait too long to replace your shoes! I ran 15 miles yesterday in brand new Saucony Guides. I KNOW that one should NEVER do a long run in new shoes but my old ones were so worn out I could not endure another long run in them. I rationalized that I typically run in Saucony so they should not need much break in and I slathered my feet with glide. I got only 1 small blister on each foot. That was lucky! During the week on my shorter runs I have been running in Newton shoes to help me improve my stride and that has been helping also along with physical therapy.
I am trying to lose 5 pounds per month until my marathon November 1st. I am running Monumental in Indianapolis. This would put me within 4 pounds of my ideal racing weight. I am down 3 so far this month. Yay!
Here is my weight loss incentive plan:
5 pounds - custom made running necklace
10 pounds - new running skirt
15 pounds - pink Newton running shoes!
At the end of this month I am running a race in Santa Cruz which I will definitely write a race report about. Happy Summer running everyone.