I ended up take a 1+ week hiatus from running due to a little hip flexor pain, and now some foot pain, but all in all I got in my long runs in and I felt good and strong out there. My hip pain is gone, and oddly enough it is the same pain
I had 3 years ago when I started running again. I think tht it has to do with weight loss. When I was fat - no pain but in the knees.. now that I am not fat - I get hip pain. Can a girl not win
What I am not ready for is the physical act of racing.
I have not got my clothes picked out yet, I do not have any gels left, and I just used up my last serving of subtle berry HEED.
So on today's list of activities are the following in no particular order:
- RunningFit - HEED and Hammer Gel purchasing (enough for Brooksie and Detroit half marathons)
- Pick out my attire for tomorrow's race. Possibilities include my cropped leggin with a sport tank on with a long leeved dri-fit top over. Wind breaker for AM warm up.
- Water bottle prepred and bottle holder packed
- Put race # on my clothing, and remember to NOT wear my Champion Chip as this race is uing some new D-Tag technology. Interesting.
- Go to Oakland Univerity and pick up my race packet and peruse the expo.
- Hang out with the Kryvicky clan and catch up on their trip to Paris
- Carbo load and get some SLEEP
During my training this time around I worked on not only endurance and some speed (heh), I also worked out a nutritional plan. Granted when I started it was 90*+ and I have a known problem with cramping in heat, so I started by mixing up HEED electrolyte mix with some electrolyte enhanced water and sip on it ever mile. It worked, and I will do the saame in 60* weather well. Also, I take 1 gel before the race, and then 1 gel every 6 miles or so. This will have me taking a gel at mile 12, but oh well - the energy that I get from it really makes a difference in me. My legs have felt as fresh at mile 11 as they have at mile 1 and that is going to make a difference in me finishing, and me finishing strong and happy. I prefer the latter much more to the former if given the choice. Although somedays just finishing is reward enough.
Well my friends, I guess the next post will be my first Half Marathon race report in over a year. Here's to enjoying the run!