This recap is a hard one, mostly because there wasn’t much running happening these last two weeks. During my week 11 long run I tweaked something in my right leg. I ended up not running until the following Sunday where I ended up doing a four hour, 17 mile run/walk. Unfortunately, the last two miles of this run were walking because I was in pain. We had decided to do some trails and I think the unevenness of the ground irritated the strain in my leg. By the time I got home I was in severe pain. I talked with my coach Jess and she suggested I go to the urgent care to have it checked. I actually ended up waiting until Monday to see if the pain would go away, but it didn’t. One trip to the urgent care center equaled at least two weeks off of running. Thankfully, the doctor diagnosed it as a bad strain, he didn’t think there were any fractures.
After one week of rest I am 85% better. What does this mean for NYC?? It means that I will be able to do it. It will probably be a run/walk and all my goals are done, with the exception of finishing the marathon. The plan is to rest my leg until Thursday and then to start some elliptical training. I may or may not run again until the marathon, but I am confident that the training that I have put into it thus far is sufficient to get me to the finish….it may take 6 hours, but I will finish.
So basically there is nothing to recap except for my long run last Sunday:
Long run part II! Another almost 9 miles including some what seemed to be never ending trails through the woods! The entrance looked like something out of the Blair Witch Project, but we still ventured in! It was fun, but I know my body will be hurting tomorrow…..my leg is aching now. I conquered my fear of running throug trails in Florida, no critters in sight. We did see one deer crossing the regular path! #runninglovingliving #racepacerunner #fitfluential #ffcheckin #runchat #sweatpink #teamASICS #teamASICSNYCM #runners #trailrunning #marathontraining #marathon
My friend Allison was nice enough to run with me for my entire long run and although it didn’t end the way I wanted, I really appreciated the company!!!!
In other more fun news ASICS is having 2 awesome contests going on right now on social media:
- The first is #TrainRunSelfie– ASICS encouraging their audience to send a photo/selfie of themselves running/training using the hashtag #TrainRunSelfie. Every Monday, ASICS will pick one winner at random to receive a pair of their NYCM shoes, which are pretty awesome if you ask me!!! If you follow my Instagram you will clearly see I am obsessed with running and training selfies and now ASICS has made them even more fun with the chance to win sneakers!!!
- The second is #RunInPink: For the month of October, ASICS is asking their audience to run/exercise/get active in pink to support breast cancer awareness and Right Action for Women, an organization ASICS partnered with to make their Accelerate Hope collection. Breast cancer affects us all and by participating you will be entered into a weekly drawing for a pair of ASICS sneakers (ends 10/30/15).
Have you ever dealt with an injury right before a major race? How did you deal with it?