I have been a little quiet lately on all fronts. There are some big things happening personally that I wont’ get into here but I can speak to what has been happening with my training.
I did my second 70.3 triathlon back in July and have switched my focus to marathon training for the upcoming Portland Marathon October 9. That switch has thrown my training off kilter(as well as the personal things). I had a nice schedule that I used for the triathlon training and now things have changed.
Then about 3 weeks ago my foot started hurting for no apparent reason. It was hurting in an odd spot, low ankle on the outside of my foot. And then to top it off, I fell trail running HARD! I fell so hard that I almost broke my ribs (I had a headlamp in my breast pocket of my running/hydration vest and I fell flat on my chest). That took me out for three days and I am still having trouble pushing the pace.
So I am trying to get my grove back. I have a pretty big goal for my marathon (I would LOVE to run a BQ time, 3:40 or faster). If I can’t get myself moving well again I am worried I won’t do it. This has been an amazing year for competing for me! I have beat my expectations in almost every event I have entered since Portland last year. I am scared that I will fall short in Portland this year. It shouldn’t be the end-all to my training but I am preparing to maybe not meet my goal. Something that hasn’t happened for a while.
Thanks for listen to me worry.