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Training for Philly Marathon!

Thursday, August 02, 2012

So CRAZIEST thing in the world, I've decided to train for the Philadelphia Marathon. Ok, this isn't exactly the craziest thing I guess, I have done 3 5Ks this year so far, and I can pretty much run a few miles no problem, but for me, that other 23 miles is going to be the challenge LOL!!
SO I've started training and I've done my first day and I was onto my second day yesterday and I wasn't able to finish the 5 miles "hills" run. I was inside on a treadmill due to the rain, but my hips started bothering me! This is a new phenomenon, as in the past my knees have felt wonky after a few miles, but I think because of the pelvic rotation I do when I'm running, it's put strain on my hips.
Not to worry, I'm on a rest day today and will get new sneakers tomorrow prior to the "5 mile easy" run.
Isn't it frustrating, when you finally decide to do something, to get into a program, that you get injured or can't do what you're supposed to do? I just don't understand it, but I'm sure there's some reason out there that I’m just not seeing yet.
It's hard when your life isn't working out according to plan (at all) - but I guess the best thing to do in that case is to make a new plan!
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    emoticon Glad to see you're back and at it! Props for running this whole time, and even more for deciding to train! I totally know how you feel about getting started, only to find your obstacles really get in the way of the whole thing- my knees are currently out of service, and I need to start training for a 5k that I'm signing up for in early November- so I understand how frustrating it is. Take it easy, and always stop if things start to hurt. Good luck, and keep going, so long as nothing really hurts! lol
    2011 days ago
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