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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Queen of Crosstraining!

Happy Sunday!  It's a bright beautiful day in New England and I really wish I could get out for a run today however I'm playing it smart and cross training today instead.  The title of my blog is suggestive of the numerous obstacles I've faced when it comes to running.  Since 2011 my list of injuries is long.

Training for 1st Marathon, Boston 2011 - ITBS

2011 Boston Marathon 5:08:45 (almost DNF due to excrutiating pain from ITBS, walked/limped final 6 miles

Training for 2nd Marathon, Boston 2012 - Hip Flexor strain/Labral Tear (almost pulled out of this marathon but trained on the arc trainer for 8 weeks and then had about 8 weeks of running to get ready)
2012 Scorching Hot Boston Marathon - 4:44

Training 2012 Philadelphia Marathon - Hip Flexor Strain and Labral tear acting up, again on arc trainer to crosstrain for about 8 weeks and had about 6 weeks of running after that to get ready for Philly.
2012 Philly Marathon - PR 4:00:23

After Philly I struggled with ITBS that I couldn't get under control for 6 months and could not run at all, so did alot of crosstraining and PT exercises.  Finally recovered from ITBS and threw out my back and have been struggling with back issues (bulging discs) ever since.  I'm going to slowly start back up running next week and I am getting a back injection in two weeks so hoping that does the trick.  I'm signed up for the BAA 10K but I'm pretty confident I won't be running that.  I hope to slowly build my base up and be able to train for a fall marathon possibly Baystate Marathon in Lowell, Ma.  without any injuries. 

1 comment:

  1. darn injuries!! I finally had to truly commit to consistently (like daily) doing PT exercises for my hips to prevent ITB and other issues from cropping up. Hope your back feels better!!