Here we are, 11 months post-trampolinjury! I cannot believe it’s been that long, but time really started speeding up once I was able to run again. Funny how that works. So here’s a quick recap and hopefully I’ll post again very soon with a Seawheeze recap since that race is on tomorrow! Goals!!
Ran my 5th consecutive Ragnar NWP and had a blast. Was in van 1 for the first time since my first year and it was amazing. Ran 11 miles overall and I was way less tired than my last few years of 20+ miles, go figure!
I’m still in PT, yup, I’ve been in PT since October 2015 ever since my last attempt (2nd ever attempt) to train for a marathon. I have reduced to every other week and plan on reducing to monthly starting in September. Maybe eventually I’ll just go for a quarterly visit. I tell Dan all the time that he’s great and everything, but I really wish I saw him less.
I’m in week 4 of marathon training! I’m a bit astonished that I’m training and my number one goal is to get to the start line healthy. I’ve had a rough 2 years with injuries and I just want to run healthy again. I’m training for the NYC Marathon which I deferred last year so I’ve invested quite a lot in it monetarily already. I created my own training plan this time around, I figure I should put my RRCA Coaching Certificate to good use, but luckily enough had Erin and Erica’s plans to use as a base plus mixed in a little Hal Higdon and Hansen’s. The plan calls for 3 x 20 milers and I’m thinking that seems so insane since I only ended up running 1 x 18 miler when I trained for my one and only marathon in 2014 (Chicago). I ended up getting a bit of a calf strain towards the end of my cycle so I did a 16 miler + an hour on the bike to simulate tired legs. I’m hoping with my new found “love” of PT exercises, stretching, roll recovery, and all the recovery stuff I do on a daily basis that I will stay relatively healthy through this cycle. I’ve also added in track workouts and tempos, two things I haven’t done for over a year since my bout with high hamstring tendinosis on my left side and high hamstring tendonitis on my right side. Speaking of my ass, it’s doing much better, thank you! My left high hamstring feels great and my right is mostly cleared up. I’ll still feel it occasionally, but have been very pleased with how it’s been behaving with my 30+ mile weeks and re-introduction of speed workouts. It’s been a looong road to recovery.
Seattle Summer has been rad though the last week we’ve been visited by the smoke monster from the BC wildfires which has been a bummer and overall not great for breathing, running, and living. We did just break the for longest streak of dry days at 52 days though we did have to survive the rainiest October through April in the 122 years of record keeping. It’s been a year of extremes.
I’ve also been able to get out on a lot of hikes which has been amazing! We started the season off with Mailbox Peak Old Trail up and down which was a challenge, but made subsequent hikes like Mount Washington, Mount Dickerman, and Camp Muir not seem so bad!