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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.
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    I love how you reason things through, without letting it deflate you! We'll be doing our Halfs together on the 7th. I'm walking it, with a few spells of slow running tossed in to keep it interesting. You'll finish well before me, but it'll be fun to be running "with you" again!
    2120 days ago
    It is good that you listened to your body and consulted your PT person. I hope that it works out for you. emoticon
    2123 days ago
    Karen, you are such an encouragement to me! emoticon
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    2123 days ago
    Thanks for sharing
    2123 days ago
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    When I see blogs like this I am reminded of Westley's challenge in Princess Bride "To the Pain!"

    Seriously tho, NO do not hurt yourself, but it sounds like you are being appropriately cautious in that regard.
    2123 days ago
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