Friday, June 04, 2010

Recovery Week Continued

So this continues to be a low-key week, exercise-wise. It's been a nice change of pace, which unsettles me a little! Am I losing my passion for running? I don't know about that, but I'm certainly discouraged about the pain in my feet (at around 3 miles), and I'm going through road race withdrawal. I'm signed up for an 8K that happens tomorrow, but that distance is beyond my pain threshold, and my coach has encouraged me to take a pass on this nearly-5-mile race. *sigh* I should look for some 5K races coming up, but haven't yet. I do have a 4-mile run/walk tomorrow morning, so hopefully I'll get my "sea legs" back.

Meanwhile, the Second Empire Grand Prix Series luncheon is coming up next month, and that's definitely something to look forward to! More good news is that the Duke women's open team that I formed for the Run for the Oaks ended up finishing 3rd in the corporate cup series! So, we're getting another plaque and a check for $35! I'll be splitting the winnings with the other two ladies on the team, so it doesn't look like I'll be quitting my day job to become a professional runner! Oh well. :)


Johann said...

Take it easy and build up very slowly. That's the best way to prevent injury and give your body time to adjust to this life style. Don't give up even if you want to progress quicker. You will get there.

Skylar Masey said...

Slow and steady is the way to go. When it gets to be easy is when you need to bump it up a little.

Ditto the fear of losing "running" legs. I've been nursing a knee injury (not from running but accident at the gym). I've been questioning if I'm getting soft, but my desire is still there. Sad that at present I can't train as I know I should for my Fall half marathon...but sometimes you just have to take the bad with the good. When I get sad I replay the good times in my head!

Congrats on the new plaque and yourself something nice :0)

Lesley said...

Skylar, hope you're feeling better soon! Thanks for the reminder about the mental exercise! Remembering successes is important! :)


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