I’m not even sure if you could call this a training week as I’m still not supposed to run. I’ve gone from a positive attitude about it all to bummed out, to now just disappointment.
I’m trying not to worry, as I’m going to run something that weekend, be it 5k/10k or 5k/5k…I’m going to run. I have been advised to wait until my PT can assess my ankle to run again. What did my run-less week look like, keep reading.
What was Planned vs What Really Happened:
I honestly don’t even know what was planned as I’ve stopped looked at my training plan I created two months ago. I had to bring up my plan and see the details of each day since I forgot (not a good sign).
Monday August 22nd: Rest | 5k Run. I taped up my ankle and went for a 5k run evening run and it was great. My ankle felt full secure and sturdy and didn’t hurt at all. It was a little achy Tuesday but not painful. It felt great to run.
Tuesday: Yoga | Yoga. Yes, nailed it today! I had a pretty good yoga class but was a little limited with balance poses. I tried some poses but just felt my ankle wasn’t strong enough yet to hold it for 4-5 breaths.
Wednesday: 8k | Leisurely Swim with the family. I did some leisurely laps for about 20 minutes, racing my girls and just taking having fun with them. What I really wanted to do was run.
Thursday: Hills | Nothing. I had my last PT appointment for my back (SI joint) which is feeling so much better. However, he couldn’t fit me in for an ankle assessment and advise I didn’t run on it until he could see me. Later that evening they called and said the *might* have an opening on Friday to which I said I could make, of course. Friday came but the appointment did not. I got my hopes up too much and was so disappointed it didn’t happen.
Friday: Rest | Rest. Gosh, I’m getting good at this one.
Saturday: 18k | Swim. My last 18k was SO great and I miss that feeling. Two hours of running, it’s all I wanted to do this weekend. Instead I swam in my parents pool for 2 hours with Lilly and Hilary which was a lot of fun. And I went to see Bad Mom’s with a friend, so at least I got in some good laughs!
Sunday: Soccer Game | Hell no! 60 walk/hike. This was a hard game not to go to as I’m starting to really miss playing soccer. Though I occasionally get injured playing, I still love the sport I’ve played for 30 years.
I did however, get out for a 60 minute walk/hike in the woods. I only got attacked by one tree branch, 10 mosquito’s, and freaked out a dozen squirrels. No, it wasn’t running and it took EVERYTHING in me not to run. I just tried to enjoy being active for an hour as it’s better then nothing. My ankle felt pretty good afterwards – bonus!
KM this week: 5k
KM this training cycle: 132 km
Overall: I’m just bummed out. Enough said.
What now? Well, I wait for a PT appointment and pray I get in. I’m starting to think about dropping to the 10k distance which is a great distance. BUT, I was JUST starting to get excited that I could really do this hilly half marathon. I was starting to feel confident in my abilities and happy with pace. Though I don’t regret playing soccer this summer but more disappointed I don’t have an answers to how I can move forward successfully.
Think good thoughts that I can get in this week!If you missed my recent weeks, check them out here: week 6, week 7, week 8.
How was your weekend?
Racing, training or vacationing?
Have you dropped down in distance before?
43 thoughts on “Maritime Race Weekend Training Week 9”
Not being able to run is the worst! But it looks like you did a great job staying active. I hope you get an appointment!
I’m trying to stay active but so missing my running. Fingers crossed! (thanks).
You are doing a great job staying active. Do what you can. I hope you can get an appointment and it goes well.
Thanks. I’m trying hard but my half marathon just seems to be slipping away. I know there are other races but I was excited for this one.
It can be really tough to stay positive when you’re injured but at least you’re still staying active.
It sure is. I know I should be happy that I can still be active but walking/hiking just isn’t enough for me right now.
The struggle is so real, and we all 100% understand and are feeling for you!
I know ya do!
Not being able to run all the miles is truly a mental struggle. Looks like you kept a pretty active fun week.
It has been a struggle, more so this past week then the first week of my injury. You are right, I did have fun staying active last week.
Hang in there! I can totally empathize with you right now. Do what you can and I’m sure you’ll be out running very soon again!
Thanks Angie. I know you can relate. One day at a time, right!
I absolutely hit my rest days. hahaha. I love them. I hope you can get in to see your PT soon!
I love nailing my rest days too, haha! Thanks Ange.
I’m getting super good at resting too 😉
I feel your pain. Whenever I am injured, it feels like you will never be healed up and able to run again. Patience is not many runner’s strong suits. But way to go with mixing it up with different things and allowing your body some time to heal. You’ve got this!
Yes, that’s how I feel.
I know it’s tough not to run, but looking at the big picture this is just a small period of time. Get better, run stronger. Hang in there.
It sure is! You are absolutely right.
Glad your ankle is getting better! It’s so hot and somehow I haven’t found a pool yet this summer. That sounds great right about now!
I’ve been loving all forms of water, pools, beaches and even our sprinkler!
Not being able to when you want to is such a kick in the teeth. Glad you’re feeling somewhat better
You summed it up perfectly!
Hang in there! I hope you get that appointment. And yes, definitely stay keep swimming and staying in shape until you get back to running. You’re doing great! I ran some repeats this weekend with a friend and it was fun but hard.
Oh hill repeats…oh I miss those!
I’m kind of disappointed in your PT for not at least looking at your ankle! But I guess they need to give it their full attention… at least you’re keeping busy as best you can. Hopefully your ankle will calm down.
It was a little disappointing he couldn’t look at it when I was there for my back but I get it. It’s hard to because it’s a University PT business, so athletes are their priorities.
Being patient is the hardest thing!! I remember from being injured last year 😦 I had to drop from a full to a half and I also had to miss a TON of races. But, worth it to get all healed up ❤
It sure is! I’m not good at being patient. I have until race kit pick up to change my distance.
I’m so sorry you’re hurting and things are so up in the air.
I had an injury and had to drop down twice this year – once from a 10K to a 5K and once from a half to a 5K (no 10K was offered). It sucked and I was horribly depressed about it, but it was the right call.
Try to stay patient until after your PT appointment, and good luck!
Thanks Jennifer. I’m trying hard to stay patient. I’m now fine with dropping down to the 10k or even 5k, at this point I just want to enjoy the double run weekend with friends.
Oh yes, I have had to drop down the mileage…most of this summer, actually. I don’t know if you’ve seen much of my earlier posts (June and July), but I had the beginnings of Plantar Fasciitis in late May. And, I had a couple of half marathons in June and an ultra in July. I scaled back the mileage big time, and my weekend “long” runs never exceeded single digits LOL The PF calmed down, almost to the point of complete abandon, and all went well. It’s frustrating having to scale back when everyone else is forging ahead, but I just kept the end in sight and tried to not focus on the “current” frustrations as things were healing. Hang in there!
Dang injuries! Glad your PF has calmed down.
You’re not alone in the bummed out mood. I have been bumming myself lately, missing the freedom I feel when I run. Big hugs to you! ❤
It just sucks feeling this way. Hope you’ve been able to feel better.
Hugs back to you 🙂
I’ve dropped down distance once before, and it was definitely the right decision. I had to put my pride aside, which is never easy to do, but you have to be good to your body!
I think I’m ready to drop down in distance now. Guess I’ll just have to wait until my body is ready to run the longer distances again.
It is so hard to be patient when you’re injured, but that’s the only way to heal! I still haven’t seen Bad Moms! I really want to though.
It sure is hard playing the waiting game.
Oh, you have to go see it, it’s hilarious!
It looks like you made the best of your week! Slow and easy! Good luck with PT!
Fingers crossed my ankle get’s better soon. Thanks 🙂
Its so hard to sit on the sidelines when all you want to do is get out there and be active. Hopefully you’re back out there sooner than later.
You’re staying active which is great! You just need to let your body heal and then get back out there feeling strong. I would love to play soccer on some adult league but am scared that everyone will be way better than me and super competitive lol