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What Being Injured Is Giving Me

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I have to say that one thing being injured can give you is a lot of time to think. Sometimes this is a good thing - sometimes not so much. This year has been a tough one for me when it comes to injuries. The 5 month and counting hip injury really put a damper on my fitness goals this year. Then I got staph as soon as I was cleared to run. That set me back. Then the hip got super angry again, and now this (When Life Throws You A Curveball)

It's July ya'll, and I have only had a few weeks here and there this year of running consistently. It's been my worst year to date to deal with such issues. And mentally I was finally ready to run races. I had registered for both the Harrisburg and Hershey half this year. Well, we all know that's not going to happen. I'm still hobbling around in a boot. Thankfully, I was able to transfer those bibs through the registration system.

But, lately I couldn't help but wonder where does this leav…

Because It's All About That Base 'Bout That Base

You're humming the song aren't you? :)  The truth is right now, it is all about the base - mileage that is. I think I've finally found a training plan. YEAH!!!

It's not the Run Less Run Faster plan, mainly because I don't have the base yet to start any of the programs. I'm still not 100% well, and I need to focus on building base (because it's all about that base, bout that base).. Ok.. I'll stop :)

So I'm going to use
a free training plan from McMillan Running. I'm using the 2-3 day plan from the book You (Only Faster). It includes 4 weeks of base building before it gets into the specified runs. I plan to build base through December, and if all goes well begin the plan in January to prepare for my March race. So technically 2 months to build base before I start into intervals and speed work etc.

Currently, I'm thinking of the Capital 10 Miler as my Spring race. I'm still scouting out the races to see what I want to run this upcoming year. I'm planning to do some races to 'race', and some races to 'run for fun'.

I do plan to run another marathon - just not next year. I ran 2 Marathons in 2013 (At 40, I Finished My First Marathon, I Gave Up During My 2nd Marathon), and then trained all Summer this year to decide that I needed a break. So I'm looking at maybe 2016 for a Full. I physically and mentally need a break from Marathon training. So this upcoming year I'm looking at 5Ks, 10Ks, and Half Marathons.

And I have to say, I'm pretty excited - especially now that I've found my plan.

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  1. Sounds like you've got a smart approach to getting back in the game! I'm looking forward to following your journey!


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