Half Marathon Training Adapted
Friday, August 31, 2012
Having had this shoulder injury and mild IT Band Syndrome (which is basically now gone), my half training schedule has gone to pot. I went for a run today but only went a little over a half mile because my shoulder started getting sore. Still a little skittery about shoulder pain, so I opted to walk home. When I saw my PT today, she said I should do my shoulder warm ups (that I'm to do with daily PT homework) right before going out for a run. Hopefully that will do the trick.
So now the dealio is I have a half scheduled October 7. And me with hardly any training in August. Um, not ideal. Basically I have 6 weeks to prepare for that race. My plan is to run 3 times a week. My long runs I'll start at 6 miles tomorrow and go up a mile each week until the October half. And I'm expecting I'll be walking more of this half than I usually do.
I've got another half the end of November, so clearly that is my A race since there should be adequate time to prepare for that. The October race is now my lower priority B race.