You know what I love – Google. Google can tell me almost anything I want to know. A quick google search told me that my “groin” pain, is actually my hip adductor.
I hate the word groin; it’s weird. It sounds dirty and I just hate saying it. ick
Anyways, I took a muscle relaxer because my hip adductor was really bothering me when I went to bed Sunday night. I woke up Monday morning with no pain there, but my quads are sore – but that’s normal I guess.
I took Monday off from running, and I might take Tuesday off; depends on how my quads feel. I bought the Jillian Michaels yoga melt down last week, so I might try to do that Tuesday afternoon.
Let’s look at October
I am pretty proud of my training for the month of October – I reached my highest amount of miles ever for a single month. I had some really successful long runs. I feel like I’m prepared to run a strong half-marathon come the end of November.
Total miles: 109
# of days run: 16
The number of days I’ve run is really not changing all that much. I think I’ve run between 13 –16 days per month for the last several months. I had pretty good weekly totals during the entire month of October: 25,28,21, & 19.
I can’t believe that Tuesday is November 1st! How did this happen! I swear it feels like it was just Christmas!
I love November, I think it’s one of my favorite months of the year. It’s still warm enough to go to the beach a few days, but it also has some cooler days when we can wear sweaters and jeans comfortably. Yes, I do believe that is the perfect month.
November also bring RACE SEASON – While I did run a half on Sunday, I officially start trying for a half-marathon PR on November 20th at the Women’s Running Magazine Half Marathon!
The Women’s half is on November 20th, which is three Saturdays away. So I have two Saturday’s to do long runs before it’s race day again. This is kind of tripping me up.
David told me that I should do my last hard long run 2 weeks prior to race day. Well, that would be this coming Saturday. I think my legs should be fine since I ran a relatively easy paced Halloween Half.
I made up a tentative plan for the entire month. I don’t like making monthly plans. It feels like a lot of pressure – pressure that I put on myself, but pressure all the same.
November feels like it’s going to be kind of tricky. I’m running two races in the same week, and I’m sort of recovering from a half right now. I’m feeling like if I navigate this month wrong I might end up injured. So this really is a very tentative schedule.
I know I can have a good race come November 20th, but I need to be smart until then. I’m not sure what I want to do for the Turkey Trot. There is also a 5k and I haven’t fully decided if I’ll run the 5k or 10k. I haven’t registered yet and I probably won’t register until the week of the race.
I’ve been visualizing the course for my upcoming half for a few weeks now. I’m freaking out already. The course isn’t my favorite. In fact, I hate miles 10 – 12.
I think I like out & back courses better. No turns. Just straight out & straight back is easier (in my head) than a course that that does a bunch of turns.
What’s your favorite type of course? Out & Back, or one like the Women’s?
Maybe I would like a course that takes you around a city if there was actually something to look at… like the Marine Corp Marathon – it would be cool to run around DC and see all the sites. There are no sites in St. Pete .. unless you count the pier, and I don’t. Once you’ve seen it, that’s it. It’s not amazing, it’s just a pier with a weird shaped building at the end of it. wow
I picked this race to PR at because I had such a horrible race last year. I need course redemption. I hope I get that redemption – otherwise I’ll cry. You should all say a prayer for my Mom if I don’t PR at this race. She is going to need it –
I hope this post makes sense. I was trying to write while my Dad & Chris were sitting at the kitchen table solving all the world problems. They solve world problems on a nightly basis, I pretty sure we’ve covered just about everything there is that needs to be fixed.
Maybe I’ll vote for Chris for the 2012 presidential election – He’s probably just as good as the rest of the buffoons that are running.