Hope you are all having a good Memorial Day weekend.
I have decided to sip the race I was thinking of doing today and follow my plan for my half marathon.
I am happy I did not sign up for the 5k or 10k today because I am in a lot of pain. It hurts to walk and go down the stairs and bathroom trips are hell. Why is that?
You would think I ran a half marathon this weekend...but no....
I had the brilliant idea to prepare for my upcoming downhill half marathon by doing a part of my last long run downhill. YEP.....and now I am paying for it.
It's not that it was not a good idea...but the timing is not good because now I have to recover from this in time for my race.
I asked Bill to drive me on top of a hill (for the locals Haven avenue) and run down for the first part of my long run. Well I now know for sure that the day after my half I will be in pain because the hill for the race is more like a mountain! It will be almost 4 times longer than what I did Saturday.
Yesterday I forced myself to go for a 4 miles recovery run even if each step was painful. I am using the foam roll and I am wearing my compression socks since Saturday. I will go for a 4 miler today also and tomorrow will be rest. I will have 2 more short runs this week, rest Friday and Saturday is race day.
This will be my 10th half marathon! I cannot believe it. I still remember being so nervous to sign up for my first one. This is my last one until Long Beach in October. I don't run half marathons in the heat here. I will run 5k and 10K and prepare for Hood to Coast this summer.
Speaking of HTC...I booked my flights over the weekend! Shopping for flights is so frustrating. The first time I looked was the day they announced who made the team. I had found the perfect flights..both direct and at good hours. I decided to wait to see if the price would go down....and it did NOT...it increased by almost $100! Grrrrr. So now I have a different schedule with a lay over on the way back...and I could not be happier to have almost 3 hours between my flights because it will be in Phoenix ARIZONA!
Part 2 of this, coming up August 26 2012: