For some reason this has been one the toughest training seasons I can remember. Not because of my lungs as you might guess, but because of persistent legs problems! It’s just one injury after another. Two weeks ago I pulled a hamstring muscle in my right leg, last weekend I developed an anterior shin splint on the same leg. When will it end! It hurts from the bottom of my butt cheek , all the way down to my shins when walk or bend. I’m sure these injuries didn’t cause themselves? I must be doing something wrong, but I just cant figure out what. Please don’t tell me its old age, or that I’m not stretching properly, or that I’m biting off more than I can chew by attempting a marathon with just 10 weeks of training…. that would just make too much sense!
One things for sure, I don’t wanna make these injuries worse and possibly jeopardize my participation in the Rome marathon , so I’m gonna postpone my scheduled 18 miler for another two weeks and probably eliminate the 20 miler all together . I’ll start my taper six weeks before the race instead of four like I usually do. Hopefully this extra down time will allow my strained muscles to heal. I just hope I havent wiped out all the gains I’ve made up to this point . With the marathon only 7 weeks away, I don’t have time to start from scratch.
OK, the upside to this little break in training, is that it’s afforded me some extra time to do some much needed blog revamping. I wanna thank Sandi of LunaStone Designs for convincing me to switch over to the WordPress platform at my own domain( she made me an offer I couldn’t refuse.) Sandi has helped me with several of my blog re-designs in the past, and is an awesome person to work with…I highly recommend her.