A training update: Why me?

MacGyver went to our cabin for the weekend. I didn’t really want to go because I had a lot of things to do around here and I wanted to be here in case my niece needed me when she and 9 of her closest friends blew in to town Sunday morning. Well, there’s that and the fact that I can do all the shopping I want when the cat’s away 😉 I hit up quite a few estate sales and garage sales on Saturday and I did find a few things but nothing too remarkable.

On Sunday I got some landscaping done and painted a few pieces of furniture. It was quite a productive weekend if I do say so myself. I was glad to get so much done since next week I’ll be quite consumed with the Sarasota Marathon which I am super excited about and was totally looking forward to. I even thought my training was going really well….but then last night happened.

Why me

I woke up with the all too familiar pain in the hip and the butt, and this time I even felt it in my knee. Only it’s the other hip, (the left hip), you know, the good one.

WTF? I didn’t over train. I took my rest days. I stretched. I rolled. I worked on balance.
I suspect that maybe with all the strength training and really working hard on healing my bad hip, I have inadvertently made the left one weaker than the right!

Why God Why
I’m taking a rest day today and I’ll continue to work on my strength training but suffice it to say, I’m quite worried about the race on Sunday and how my legs will do. It’s not an overly hilly course or anything but there is that humongous bridge and that is worrisome. I’m trying not to freak out too much because I don’t think it’s too bad but it’s very hard NOT to freak out. It’s just my nature I guess.

Nancy Why

I hear you girl!

Anyway, for what it’s worth, here was my training last week…

Strength Training (Single leg lifts, Side leg lifts, rear leg lifts)

Ran 6.3 miles
Strength Training (Single leg lifts, Side leg lifts, rear leg lifts)

Ran 6.5 miles
Fitness Blenders 100 squat challenge
Pop Sugar Arm workout

Ran 7 miles
100 squat challenge
Strength Training (Single leg lifts, Side leg lifts, rear leg lifts)

Ran 4 miles
Fitness Blenders Kettlebell workout
Arm Work out pop sugar

Ran 12 miles
Strength Training (Single leg lifts, Side leg lifts, rear leg lifts)

Ran 6.3 miles
Strength Training (Single leg lifts, Side leg lifts, rear leg lifts)

And just a few training notes:

I did the Pop Sugar arm work out using 8lb and 5lb weights and I love this work out. I can definitely feel it in my arms and I am loving the way they are looking. I also loved the kettlebell routine from fitness blender but I used my 15 lb kettlebell for the entire workout. Also, be careful with the halo when you’re using a kettlebell. I nearly knocked myself out. I can only imagine what would have happened if I had used the weights they use!

Anyone else running the Sarasota Marathon on Sunday?
How’s your training going?

4 thoughts on “A training update: Why me?

  1. I’m running in the Sarasota half also!! My training was going VERY well last month and then March started, we moved, and training has been almost nonexistent…I’m happy to get a few runs in this week before the race.

    • Sweeeet! We should meet up beforehand and definitely after! I’m thinking of having some of the bloggers over to my vacation house in Venice for some kayaking….:) And don’t worry, you’ll rock that race!

  2. You may be just fine. I always get phantom pains that never bothered me earlier in my training right before my big races and when I am tapering. Aches and pains for absolutely no reason. I will be just sitting on the couch watching tv and get shooting pains in my knee, ankle etc… I stress out and then not a thing bothers me on raceday. I just chalk it up to a bizarre prerace syndrome and don’t let it stress me out. I must have a mental disorder of some sort. Good luck and try not to stress out!

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