Saturday, February 18, 2017

Marathon Training Week 17 - In Which I Don't Run Much

Last week during my tempo run, I tweaked my left ankle. I waited 8 days before I ran again. I ran an easy 2 miles on the treadmill with no ill effects. So on Friday, I ran 4 miles at the same easy pace. I didn't feel the intense pain I had before, but I did feel a slightly elevated low level pain in the ankle after a few hours. SO. I am going to take it easy and wait a few more days before I run again.

View of the hill that I often run for my hill runs. And Sasha's cute ears!

I'm going to ride my horse when I can. That will help keep my legs and core in shape without the concussion of running. It's not going to help my cardiovascular system much. So I will definitely be losing some conditioning between now and the marathon. I'm not happy about that, but it is what it is and I'll just adjust from here.

What I don't want to do is get to the marathon and be hobbling at mile 13 and have to quit. I'd rather be slower and finish than quit. The marathon is in 2 weeks! I'm not sure how much more running I'll get in between now and then. Have to cross my fingers and hope my base doesn't whittle away too much.

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