Sunday, November 13, 2011

5 weeks to go

Well, things are still moving in the right direction which is good. Had a bit of a scare a couple of weeks ago with a majorly sore calf (not the same calf I hurt this summer). Did it wearing a new pair of shoes, yada yada, it hurt for a couple of weeks and I didn't get nearly the mileage planned. But, back on track now and haven't missed the long runs which is important. We had planned to race a 1/2 marathon last weekend but due to the calf issues, we didn't. The Dane is nursing his own niggles as well so wasn't too upset about not racing. Did our second 20-miler today and other than what I like to call the "rotating bucket of pain", no major issues. I hope to get some speed work in this week as I had to miss the speed session last week. Hoping to hold it together and get to the start healthy. We have upcoming, Turkey Trot 10K and Autumn Fest 5K to blow out the cobwebs and I'm looking very forward to racing - I haven't raced since the end of June! The Dane said something so true today about marathon training, 'simple but not easy'. I cannot even underestimate how true that is! We certainly picked the right time of year to train for a marathon as the weather has been really nice. I had a trial on an Alter-G treadmill this week which was really interesting/cool. I don't think I'm going to try and tie it into this marathon push but I can see the possibilities of this great training tool down the road! We'll keep pushing the envelope of health and injury to race fast in 5 weeks!