Yes, you read that right.
I concede. (Stupid IT band.)
I am downgrading to the 1/2 marathon. Considering the fact that I still can’t run longer than 6 miles without inflaming my stupid-no-good-IT-band, I am okay with that. I had really, really, really wanted to tackle two full marathons this year but I guess it is just not in the cards for me.
I’m trying not to be bittter. I do kinda feel like my body betrayed me but, in reality, I wasn’t stretching or cross-training enough. I brought it on myself.
On the postive side of things, I will earn the Maryland Double again this year. (That would be a third medal you earn for completing both the Frederick and Baltimore races.) Hey, I am all about the bling!
So slowly I am working on my training program for the half marathon. I’m not worried. I’ve actually run this particular race three times so I am really looking forward to it.
I am not going to concentrait on my time for this race because my PT says that speedwork would only aggravate my injury further. I’m not really fond of it anyway so I was pretty happy getting that diagnosis. 🙂
So if you live in or around Baltimore and plan on running in the Baltimore Running Festival – drop me a line and maybe we’ll get a chance to meet. The more, the merrier!
OTHER RUNNING NOTES:
- My friend Kelly B. and I were discussing marathon training philosophy the other day and we found ourselves perplexed over just how many 20 mile training runs someone should tackle before the big day. Everyone has a different opinion. Some say one. I prefer two and she was thinking of doing two to three. Kelly found a pretty interesting article online that suggests well, NONE. Fascinating! Read it here.
- Interested in discovering a new running site? Chic Runner is fun and Danica just posted some cool race videos from the San Francisco Half Marathon. Check out the action here.