First week back in training. This week I’ll hit 28 miles running and mad hours of cross training. I am still moving forward with trepidation with my calf and as the weeks go by my cross training hours will lessen as my mileage ramps up.
Sunday: 2 miles to meet the family out and about then 2 miles home. Believe me they LOVED honking at me as they passed on the way home. Nothing monumental but after 3 months of calf pain running in the warm rain felt like….well…..monumental.
Monday: 60 minutes bike, 60 minutes aqua-jogging. Thrilled to have figured out that I can attach my ishuffle to my goggles and listen to music.
Tuesday: 5 mile run Garmin-less, Watch-less, Music-less, Friend-less.
Wednesday: 7 miles @ 7:35 pace, 60 easy minutes on the bike.
Thursday: 30 minutes Core Work, Two hours of a total sweat drenching, heart pounding spinfest. I’m not supposed to be shirt-less because it is a military gym but it was 95 degrees, my shirt was SOAKED, and let’s be real…the sailors weren’t complaining.
Friday: 6 miles real easy. This was supposed to be real easy but turned into real “Omg, I’m sore from the bike”.
Saturday: I decided I will jump in this little number:
It is in my neighborhood so I can’t resist hanging out with all the families and friends I love. I will run a little warm up and focus on running steady on tired legs…no goal pace in mind. I do NOT want to run too fast and tear my calf again. Still healing my baby calf as if it was a real baby calf.
Injuring myself again is a big concern of mine. How am I ever going to return to speed? The intensity is what caused the tear in the first place. I don’t want to say I am scared to run fast again but I am definitely nervous and hesitant. This site is my training journal so I won’t hide those feelings.
Honestly I’m happy with Week #1 “Back in Black & White”.
23 Weeks until the Twin Cities Marathon.
Anyone else have their Fall Races chosen yet? What/Where/When?
If you’ve been injured, how did you get over that fear of Re-injury?