I registered for my first half marathon which is next Saturday (July 21st). I posted a few weeks ago about separating my shoulder in a mountain biking accident in June.
I took several weeks off from doing anything - was in plenty of pain and struggled to do basic things. Last week I did an easy 3 mile jog. Got through just fine, but was a little sore the next couple days. I put in 2.6 miles tonight (I think the heat and humidity were getting to me too). The shoulder didn't feel "normal" but was only slightly uncomfortable.
I still plan on finishing my half next weekend. My question is where do I go from here?
My last long run was 12 miles a month ago. Since then I have run twice, 3 miles and 2.6 miles. Should I try to get a long run in this weekend and then the half the next weekend? Or should I be more conservative and skip a long run until my half?
I was thinking about maybe doing 8 miles this weekend, usually a good distance for me where I feel like I'm working but it's not that hard. But then if I can do 8, maybe I should do 10 miles instead... I just really have no clue what distance to run.
This is my first half, I do not have a time goal. My plan is just to finish (even if I must take frequent walk breaks). What would you do?
March 9th - Nike Women's HM 10K
March 23rd - Community Health & Fitness 5K
May 18th - Tommy Vaughn's Marathon & More 10K
July 20th - Idaho Falls Half Marathon
August 31st - Pocatello Half Marathon
September 23rd - Jackson Hole Half Marathon
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