Training Starts: Ottawa Half Marathon 2015
11 weeks to go!!
I think I’m going to like running less miles per run, but more days per week with this training schedule. Getting back into running almost everyday has reminded me how important form is, especially going from treadmill to road and back again. Last weekend I had a one-off IT band issue which thankfully resolved itself with a day off and much more concentration on not leaving my tailbone behind. Calves are feeling tight, shin splints are threatening to make an appearance – but I don’t feel like I’m over training, doing only a half hour on most days. I can keep those issues in check while I work around them and get stronger, so they disappear altogether.
This week my goal was to run outside more. The road is where my favorite runs are. On the ‘mill I turn on the TV and tune out – you kinda have to. Outside I can leave everything behind and just exist in the world, one foot in front of the other. Nothing like what the fresh air does for the soul. I was able to get both Saturday and Sunday runs outdoors. I came home from my long run to find both hubby and baby cozy in bed, napping. 🙂 ❤
Goal next week: RACE! I will be running my first race as a Mommy (with a child at the finish line, not in my belly). I have chosen the St Paddy’s 5k. From what I can tell my time will probably be around 30 minutes, especially considering my ultimate goal is to finish every race injury free. Since I won’t be setting any PRs I think I’ll break out all the green gear I have and really Irish it up!