Friday, April 25, 2008

Goals



And what's my goal for this year? First and foremost to have my first season of triathlons and finish GCT HIM w.o dying. So, am I going to put that at risk by doing the Pig? I do not know. I met with the doctor. I have posterior tibialis tendon disfunction, which is a wordy way of saying there some weak muscle on the side of my foot causing me distress. Nothing is broken, ruptured or torn. He said that sure I could run the race, but at some point I will have to rest it in order to let the inflammation heal and in order to run without pain. Sure I can run the race, but it's going to hurt, where is the fun in that? I'll also need some physical thearpy to get some excercises to do and that I should probably get some more stability in my shoe. So, to race or not to race? That is the question. I am going to go run this weekend and see how it feels. If I run tomorrow I'll have had 8 days off and 14 days since a long run of 15 miles. I don't feel confident for the race, but I keep flipflopping on what I think is best. 5 mins ago when I emailed my friend Brendan, I said I was probably going to do the race anyway, I do have 2 pretty strong 20 milers under my belt and months of 25-30 mile weeks of running. But now as I type this I am convinced I will probably sit this one out. Take 1-2 more weeks off and ramp back up on my HIM plan. I want to be able to run with Kim over memorial day weekend when we go to our lake placid training camp. What to do, what to do.

4 comments:

RunnerGirl said...

I'm sitting out of the Pig due to injury myself. I'm bummed about it, but still plan on cheering everyone else on!

triguyjt said...

monica.....

i say run it, but just go easy.... if any distress to the injured part occurs...back off...

wanna see you do the gct half, right???

Christine said...

I say run the race. It gives you such an amazing feeling of accomplishment...and what a great way to kick off trianing for HIM. It will give you the confidence you need to carry you through the season!

CJ said...

I love the picture.

That is good about your foot. Although it's not overly serious yet, I still think sitting this one out might better in the long-run. If you didn't have any other races planned, and could do the marathon and then take 2 months off, that's one thing, but if you want to train for a half-ironman and be active all summer, why risk doing serious damage just for one race? That is just my opinion, based on my own experiences. I am not an expert by any means! If you feel up for it, go for it, otherwise, there is absolutely nothing wrong with skipping/postponing a race if it's better for your overall health and training plan.

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distance runner attempting to run a marathon in every state, vegetarian foodie, mediocre triathlete, sucky swimmer, mommy to Harper, tea lover, coffee drinker, animal saver, hubby snuggler, race addict, full time working 31 year old living in cleveland
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  • Sept 2012 - Corning, NY - TBD
  • April 2012 - Louisville, KY - TBD
  • Sept 2011 - Erie PA - 4:25
  • June 2011 - South Bend IN - 5 hrs+ (it was 98 degrees!)
  • Dec 2010 - Rehoboth Beach DE - 4:26:06
  • Nov 2010 - Huntington WV - 4:11:44
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