So, I figured out my new training plan, the one that I outlined yesterday.
If I start adding 10% to my weekly mileage…I will only be up to running about 5.6 miles on the day of the Half Marathon.
If my training hadn’t been derailed by my shins….I had PLENTY of time to train. I had a plan worked out where I was going to work my way up to 6 miles a day, increasing my mileage per week by 10% and then I was going to follow this plan (the beginners), from the lovely Kelly. It was perfect and I felt confident. After this month of setbacks, and taking my mileage WAY down to keep myself healthy…I just don’t know.
I’ve learned the hard way with my back injury that following doctors/therapists etc. orders are imperative to healing and long term health. I truly believe that you only get one shot at the original body that the Lord gave you, and taking care of it is important.
So..that being said…I don’t think I’m going to try to push myself to be able to run the whole 13.1 miles on June 19th. I don’t think it would be prudent.
But, my question is…do I sign up for the half, run what I can and walk the rest? OR do I sign up for the 5k portion of the race and find another half to aim for as my first?