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!!