Looking for week 9? Don’t look too hard…I somehow skipped a week!
In my 10 Weeks Until.. recap I talked about how I tried to defer the Run for the Lakes Half Marathon. It wasn’t allowed, but afterwards I decided to look into switching to the 10k. And I’m very happy to say that was accepted! You can read the race recap here.
Saturday I was busy with friends and was a little sore. Sunday I woke up and I’ve never had more pain in my quads! I put on target brand compression leggings (which don’t feel like much) and went for a 5ish mile walk with my mom. I was still in pain, so I decided to go to yoga. I made a lot of modifications, but the heat felt really nice. Monday was still in pain and went on a 2 mile run/walk as part of the Couch to 5k program hosted by Healthy Connections (herbalife). I was tight during it, but Tuesday morning I finally wasn’t in pain!
Wednesday I did a trial run of teaching my Yoga Sculpt class, and I was able to do the 90/90 lunges which I know I need to keep doing regularly to strength my muscles. This weekend I plan on attending a Yoga Sculpt class, and potentially doing another practice teaching session. And then next Wednesday I teach for real! You can sign up for the free classes all week, here! (make sure to follow the link).
My plan for the month of May is to take it easy, I don’t want to get hurt again! My hope is that by scaling back my mileage I’ll stay in the safe and healthy zone. I’m not quite sure how this will work in terms of the marathon. But I’ve decided to sign up for the Minneapolis Half Marathon through Team Ortho. I’m excited for the June 2 time frame, because I should be able to get a decent 10 miler in prior to the race, and on race day my friend Kayla and I are planning on running a few miles afterward to count as our long run.
Originally when I went into marathon training I assumed I would do 2 – 20 milers. But now that I was injured, I don’t want to risk it. So I’m going to take it easy. Maybe Grandma’s won’t be my only marathon this year….but I don’t want it to be my last race ever! So for now I’m taking the easy way out. Does anyone have experience on low mileage before trying a marathon? How bad of an idea is this??