Injury and Races

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Workouts this week:

Saturday: 5.6 miles outside (it felt good)

Sunday: Rest

Monday: 3 miles on the treadmill

Tuesday: .6 miles on the treadmill + half of a step class

Today: 45 minutes on the bike + arms & core

 

Yesterday during the step class my ankle started KILLING me (I broke it a few years ago and it hasn’t been the same since).  Normally, I would just reduce the intensity and power through the workout but, with me running a 10k on Saturday, I didn’t want to risk it.  This is how I felt walking out of the class before it was over:

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Because of said ankle pain, I chose to keep my workout to a minimum for today.  I am going to figure out the rest of the week depending on how my ankle feels.

In other news, my friend Indira has convinced me to run a 15k in the spring/summer and a half marathon next fall.  The farthest I’ve ever run is 6 miles so this is quite the goal for me.  I must say: I am excited!

Naturally, I started to peruse the internet for some good training plans.  I thought I would share this one (click link for more info)

http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/half-marathon-training

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I am not wild about sticking to strict training plans so we shall see how it goes.  In the meantime, I am just going to work on bettering my pace and increasing my distance over time.

Any good/fun Chicago races I should look into?

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