Tuesday, I received some awesome news at PT: I’m cleared to start running OUTSIDE this weekend.
Considering it’s been more than three weeks since I’ve done so, I am PSYCHED.
But I am currently cleared for a whopping total of 3 miles. I am scheduled to run 26.2 on both October 11 AND November 1, and my Chicago Marathon was supposed to be a PR attempt in my goal to chip a little time off every year and BQ by the time I’m 35.
Am I nervous about getting to those finish lines? Of course, but I have a great coachÂ and am working with some fab PTs, so I know I’ll be OK. My training will likely include a mix of Alter-G, outside running and swimming at NYHRC, as well as some light strength training + yoga. I’m going to tread very lightly on returning to my must-try-every-class lifestyle.Â This will no longer be a PR attempt marathon, which certainly takes some of the pressure off, but is certainly different than how I’ve run my past three marathons.
So now I’m the crazy person who’s just going to run two marathons this fall “for fun.”
Tell me about your post-injury comeback.