4 For 4 decades: Part 2!
My road to my first half marathon is less than one month away. Race for the Roses is April 1 and I have already registered. Being a working mother, it is hard to find time to run. When I get a free moment, I am off for a run. My most memorable run was a few weeks ago when I ran 7 miles in the rain/snow. It was so cold, but I finished. Surprisingly, there were a ton of hard core runners out there completing their runs too.
Increasing mileage slowly is important to make sure you don’t injure yourself. Most injuries in training occur when the long runs get to 7 or 8 miles so it is important to spend a lot of time in this range. My knee started to hurt a few weeks ago so I backed off a bit, but it seems to be back to it’s old self with some good treatment from Dr. Michelle Waggoner and Active Release Technique! The key is to only increase mileage by 10% each week. This will avoid injury and keep your muscles and joints happy.
This week is a 10 miler! I will be running along Duke, 52nd street, and then the Springwater Corridor! See you there!