I’ve officially been sidelined for one week, and have one more week until I’m allowed to start running again. However, due to work travel and other commitments, I haven’t had a solid week of training in about a month.
I’ve decided to follow an easy and simple build to get me to Disney and running Dopey. My only goal for this is to finish, with bonus points for being upright and smiling 🙂
I’ve included some cross training by way of GoodLife Fitness BodyPump and barre classes.
Slacking on strength training has definitely impacted my running (negatively) so including those in my training will hopefully keep me uninjured.
This training plan is focused solely on increasing mileage and not speed, as such, I’ll be wearing a heart rate monitor for all of my runs to ensure I’m staying in the appropriate zone and not pushing too hard (I’ve said before, I’m a big fan of running slower!) for my shorter runs.
Taking this break from running (and working with my doctor to get my mood on track) was needed for my mental state as well. I’m finally excited about running and I’m definitely bummed I have another week of not running before I can get back to it.
I brought this plan into my physiotherapist last night and pending my next appointment on Wednesday, we’ll talk about whether or not I can start running on the weekend.
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I’ve also made the decision that I’m going to wake up at 5am (or, at least 6am) between now and Dopey. This way I can fit in my physio exercises (can’t forget those clam shells!) and runs in the morning, and spend some time with my light therapy box.
After Dopey I’ll be taking a mini-break from running to focus more on strength training (and hopefully leaning out!) before working on training for the Calgary Half Marathon as a ForeRunner for the race.
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