The only thing I don't like about that race is that it is a double loop. It is a small complain really. The course is flat. The race is not big...yet. Start was at 7:30...sun was shining since 6 am.
So I was at a race but I did not race. I ran with a bunch of runners. I knew I would not do well as far as time goes but even if I knew it, I did not like it. It was a good lesson of humility. Running a race still injured and still very much in the recovery phase of the process comes with limitations.
I had ran 6 miles only once since my last race. That was June 2nd. I felt it. I did loose some fitness over the summer even if I have kept running. I ran less and I ran slower all June and July.
Her coming on mile 3: see I was not THE slowest!!! ha ha!
The kids were holding signs for me, so sweet!
I had 2 goals, well 3 if we count finishing as one!!
I wanted to focus on shorter steps and less heel striking and I did that so I am happy.
I wanted to run the second 5k faster than the first one and that was a huge FAIL.
I ran positive splits from 1 to 6 miles. Boooooo to moi.
Here at the finish: on the left no heel...on the right....yeah well you can see ...
Today I went for another 6 miles.
That was a bad idea.
Back to back 6 milers...I am not there yet and I am paying for it as I type this.
My groin is not good. I am an idiot. Too much too soon.
I need to find a local PT.
I looked up my insurance and they cover some of it so that is a good news. I found 2 places that look OK for sports injuries. The only problem is that to use my insurance, I need a referral from my Dr. This makes me mad. If I had HMO I would understand but I have PPO! I will pay the copay to go see my Dr just to get a paper to go see the PT. My Dr will be of no help, I will just waste $20 and my time. Stupid system to make Doctors profit even more from us. I will do it because I need some help and I want to make sure I don't have an hernia.....anyone had that? and I want to be better for Hood to Coast!
I was very sad to read the news about Paula Radcliffe (and MAYBE..Desiree Davila) pulling out of the marathon in London. This sucks big time. For Paula it is "the end of the dream" she said...heartbreaking after 4 Olympics...I cannot imagine the disappointment.