Enough of this wallowing around in self pity, time to suck it up and get back on track, 4 weeks til go time and that leaves zero time for this Negative Nancy bullsh*t. I'm not the only one who had a crap weekend, in fact between Lindsay and NY Wolve I don't know who had it worse... I mean, collectively we didn't even reach a 20 miler! Ugh. I've had ample time to reflect on The 20 Miler that wasn't and assess exactly what went wrong, how I could have prevented it and what I need to do to be back on the road ASAP.
- I mentioned having a great week of running prior to this weekend... it was so great in fact that on Thursday's Tempo Run of 8 miles I laced it chuck full of Fartlek's otherwise known as speed work. Well if you remember, I divorced speed work last month thinking the track was the culprit for all my knee pain... well surprise, surprise speed work in general must not work for me. So despite feeling great at the time, this was the last work out I did prior to my long run attempt as Friday was my rest day. Culprit identified. Speedwork is officially struck from training schedule indefinitely.
The pain I am experiencing is total deja vu so thankfully I have the knowledge and tools to treat this. I have been stretching, foam rolling, icing and popping anti-inflammatories like a motha... R.I.C.E, R.I.C.E Baby...
My next scheduled run isn't til Wednesday, an easy 6 miler, so I will be resting and continuing the regimen above with maybe some xtraining if I'm feeling up to it.
FYI - Consuming an entire bag of granola does not fill the void of a 20 miler... just saying.
I still have 2 more long runs before taper so the goal is to focus on getting back on track and rocking those. Can I do it? You bet your @ss I can! Nothing is going to stop this redhead from crossing that finish line in Chicago!!! "Let's go Morgan, let's GO!"
I am the epitome of a fiesty redhead this morning, I am chuck full of spunk so if you need a friendly smack on the @ss to get you moving hit me up! I'm so fired up in fact, that I might even post twice today... wait for it...