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Half-Marathon Training- a set back

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

whelp, there you have it. Less than three weeks...
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    Sound like you are doing right by your knee. Ice compession stretching. It might seem like torture but don't run just yet stick to you plan and wait a week. Good luck and remember you have come so far. ROCK IT OUT!
    3304 days ago
    Thanks for the honest share! Nice to get to know you! I'm doing my first 5k in May. I am in awe of you who can endure more!
    3309 days ago
    You don't want to be out of running for weeks or months after this one race, right? So listen to your body and do what it needs. If you are hurting, listen.. SLOW DOWN.. WALK.. and if the pain eases, run some more.. and if it hurts again, slow down again. Even stop if you must, so that you can walk again before the fall! You want to enjoy the summer with some summer day and night runs, right? Think of the long term, not the one race. You can do anything - but sometimes we have to choose and prioritize. Is the one race more important than the whole summer? Probably not, but that's up to you to make that choice in the moment. Good luck!!!
    3309 days ago
    I love hearing you are doing the race. That is only something people dream of doing and you have already done one! And you ran the whole thing-- That is big inspiration. I hope one day I can do that .. maybe in a couple years I will do one. But I am only doing my VERY FIRST 5k this year! I am nervous about that .. and it is only 3.1 miles.. but I don't think i will be able to run the whole thing .. I will be happy if I can run 1 full mile of it. I have faith you will be able to pace yourself -- you have already proven by the first race you can run the whole thing -- take it easy this time. You enjoy running and you don't want to over work yourself again! I know you will ROCK IT OUT Em!! emoticon emoticon
    3309 days ago
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    Em, your a beautiful person inside and out... most people could only DREAM of doing what your doing at this point in their lives. You have accomplished so much already, heck im proud of u! Wish i could do what your doing. Personally.....id probably walk some of it, and be proud at the end that i finished something like that. This is why i think the walking would probably benefit u, although it might not be your personal best, u could ultimately save yourself from any further injury.....u want time to heal your knee....what if.....u did decide to run the whole thing, and REALLY mess up the knee even more, what if its to the point where you had to go to the dr and they say hey...um....i dont see any more running in your future.....
    I dont want that for u, because i know how much u enjoy it, and i know the kind of feeling u get when u go out there and run......, even if u couldnt go a LONG distance like this again, at least ud still be able to enjoy it on some level.
    You have to do whats best for "you". Just know we are all proud of u here. U should be proud of yourself, for everything u have done and continue to do. Because u dont use excuses, u still get out there and DO IT, whether u run it walk it or half and half, ur still doing it.
    Love ya- stay strong ok!
    3309 days ago
    throwing it back at you love,walk or run either way ROCK IT OUT:you even attempting to do a half marathon is more than most people even think off.weather you run all the way or even walk abit i will be proud of you just like you will be as you are doing something over half the populationwouldn´t even in their wildest dreams think about and you ,YOU are living your dream.you can do this love and i can´t wait to see a photo of you with your medal.look after that knee love,better safe than sorry. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3310 days ago
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