I looked at my blog page and my countdown widget now says 4 months to go! This is really going quick almost a blink of an eye. I am in the very beginnings of training for the Dublin Marathon. After my calf injury, again, I rested from running for almost a full two months. During that time I have been strength training, walking and some riding. I can’t tell you enough how much the strength training has been helping me. Working on the core and legs have given me less pain in the knees and hips.
I started off just walking then I incorporated short bursts of running then back to walking and it really has helped. I had minimal pain in the knees, especially my left, all the while building into longer runs. So it seems to be working. There is no pride here either. If I started to feel little niggles I simply slowed down or started to walk. The best part was my breathing. I didn’t feel tired at all. That was a fantastic feeling. Although, it is starting to get very hot now, the long runs will have to happen in the morning…on a weekend ~ lol.
This upcoming week will be more of the same, building strength, and foot placement. One of the nice things about starting from the beginning is correcting the errors. I tend to slog along sometimes so when I’m doing that I mentally remind myself to pick up the feet and swing the hips more. May has been my biggest month yet this year at 92.66 miles. I had a total of 26.33 for this tally and 6786.02 miles wonderfully remaining. I hope this post finds you well ~ Happy Miles to You!!
Sounds like you are on the mend. Good luck. You don’t have much time to prepare given the time you have had to take off.
Normally three months is the training period needed, but for me it will take longer – lol!
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You can do it!
Thank you. I’ve come to realize getting older and pain sometimes are interchangeable.