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.