Monday, June 25, 2012

Mamavation Monday - Week 10 of my marathon training


This week was not a success. I hurt my shoulder last weekend when camping, and by Sunday night it was throbbing. I decided to try Power Yoga on Monday and I think that may have been a mistake because it still isn't feeling that great. :( I did not run at all with the fear that the jarring of my shoulder would be impossible to stand. :( I was however able to bowl - weird, huh? We went bowling Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday this past week. At least I did some thing.

Here is what my training should've looked like -

Monday - XT
Tuesday - 3-4 miles speedwork
Wednesday - XT
Thursday - 3-5 miles easy run
Friday - XT
Sat - Rest
Sun - 17 mile long run

Here's what it did look like -

Monday - Power Yoga and bowling
Tuesday - nothing
Wednesday - bowling
Thursday - nothing
Friday - bowling
Saturday - nothing
Sunday - bowling

Kind of depressing, but I'll get there. I think I will redo this week on my schedule since I still have quite a while until my marathon and I can tweak my training plan. I've learned that I need to stay flexible when it comes to training, because you never know when a curve ball is going to be thrown your way.

How do you respond to curves that are thrown at you? 




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16 comments:

  1. Awww sorry to hear about your shoulder! My knee was feeling funky last week but now it's finally better (yey) When curves are thrown at me I try to ride them out and then hop right back in!! Thanks for the encouragement for the 2 week challenge!

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    1. thanks - glad your knee is feeling better! :)

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  2. You will get there. Listen to your body and respect it's need to heal. Best of luck this week. :)

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    1. thanks. It's slowly on the mend :)

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  3. I get back up, and you will too. And it's not like you did absolutely nothing. You had an injury, and you took care of yourself. You can do this!

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    1. very true - thanks for the encouragement :)

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  4. I have to be flexible. I had a car accident years ago but have had injury flare-ups from that when I get too far out of my comfort zone when training (e.g. when I am not rested enough). You deal. I am pragmatic and just grateful that I can train. Feel better soon!

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  5. I'm so wow'd by your schedule and commitment! Great job!

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    1. thanks!!! I am running my first marathon in December and I want to make sure I'm strong and ready!!

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  6. That's great that you have the extra time up your sleeves. Better to have a redo week than to push yourself too hard and have to pull out from training all together. Hope you feel better soon

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    1. Thanks - that's what I was thinking!!!

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  7. well you can always focus on other body parts or on your diet. just don't let the set back get you down good luck next week

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    1. Thanks, Lorrie - I'm trying to catch up this week :)

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  8. Wow you are amazing. You have a lot on your agenda. You'll get back in the swing soon!

    I am learning with these kind of "curves" is to stay positive, find a positive... thank you for visiting.

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    1. thanks!!! I appreciate the vote of confidence and yes, while discouraged I'm trying to stay positive :)

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