One Week Until the Broad Street Run/Two Weeks Until the Delaware Half Marathon...
Sunday, April 27, 2014
I feel like I am ready. I kept up with my training plan, despite all of the snow, lower back pain and a bad allergy season. I wish I was 10 lbs lighter, but I am still going for it!
I now do my Christine Felstead Yoga for Runner's Video before and after a run and am visiting my chiropractor for adjustments. He thinks my back pain is due to my hamstrings (says I am quad dominant). Tomorrow I am going to visit my family Doctor to get antibiotics - I feel like a sinus infection is coming on. I don't want it to be a factor in next Sunday's race.
The Broad Street 10 miler is supposed to be a lot of fun. It is basically a straight, flat, sort of downhill run with entertainment all the way. I found out that I have to park at the stadium and take a bus to the starting line. Philadelphia makes a big event out of it, with Philadelphia Philly players and a huge expo included. It is supposed to be the largest race in the country - 40,000 runners! So, now I am trying to figure out when to leave the house Sunday morning. I am getting stressed about not making it to the starting line on time, etc.
The Delaware Half Marathon is my "big race". For those of you who have known me for a while, you may remember that I was totally prepared for this race last year, and ended up having to defer it because I had to stay in California with my sick son. So, this is the make-up! I have run on a marathon relay team for this race but never the Delaware Half Marathon. I am really excited about this one. It will be my fifth Half Marathon.
I hope you have a great week!!