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.