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Complete two half marathons (with one under 2 hours). Complete a 5K with a new PR of under 27 minutes. Run 1000 miles in 2012 - maybe?

Joy Judy ran: (warning - kinda long...

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  • 5 miles
  • 00:53 time
  • 10:09 pace
  • 642 calories
  • 0 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
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blah Yesterday's run: out and about 5.22 mi 00:53 10:09 pace

(warning - kinda long)

Yesterday's training plan called for 5 miles. In retrospect: leaving the house at 9 w/o having eaten anything, drinking only 24 oz of water all morning, not carrying any water, the fact it was 73 and heating up, and running on asphalt, in direct sun, with little shade = stupid mistakes that made this a very hard run.

I ran when I wanted and walked when I wanted which meant that I wasn't bound by my "timer". I ran for 13 minutes at one point. Knee still feels good. Ached a bit towards the end, but felt fine within 5 minutes of stopping and no pain since. So that's good. Stupid plantar fasciitis (or some other heel ailment - not 100% sold on pf) is acting up badly and making it suck to walk the rest of the day after a run. Heel is fine today, but HURT yesterday. Boo!

I told my friend yesterday that I'm not signing up for the August half marathon because I don't feel I'd even be close to ready. I feel as if this week pushed me in terms of my knee, heel, and fitness and I'm worried about approaching longer midweek and weekend runs. I'm just not in a place that I'm ready to train for a half. I'd like to focus on figuring out my stupid heel, strengthening my knee, and running more and walking less. My goal of 2 halfs in 2012 is over, but that's okay. Because I'm running again.

I'm still going to follow the first few weeks of the half marathon training plan (cycle through the first 2 or 3 weeks) until I'm ready to progress to the next week. I really love having a "plan" to follow and a goal in place. Right now, my new goal is the ability to run for 20 minutes w/o walking and no pain. Then 22, then 25, etc. I don't want to delve into my half training any further until I can run longer. But I'll get there and it will feel fantastic when I do!

  • Wade B.
    Wade B.

    Nice run Joy good pace! What if you cycled during the week and completed one long run on weekends to allow the heal time to heel and strengthen the knee?

    almost 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Frank L.
    Frank L.

    Nice run! Running 20 minutes pain free would be awesome - good luck!

    almost 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Scott B.
    Scott B.

    Joy - health is your number one priority. Let's face it, none of us are professional runners and we have to balance our sport with with the demands of life: spouse, children, jobs, etc. This requires flexibility, and a lot of it! So it is perfectly ok to change your running goals in the balancing act. Stick with your plan but not at the expense of your health, and remember to have fun!

    almost 6 years ago Like2 people

  • Patrick P.
    Patrick P.

    Sounds like wise decision making on your part. The half will still be there when you're ready. I've found re-prioritizing comes with the territory in this sport. Keep up the good work!

    almost 6 years ago Like1 person