Sometimes It Doesn’t Goes As Planned

 As runner and triathlete, we follow our plans but may do some tweaks to have the best outcome. Last week was race period which is low volume and easy training with some bursts of speed and a lot of rest. What I didn’t planned was having the weather and pollen playing havoc on my body giving me sinus migraines for 4 days and reducing the quality of my sleep. Didn’t have time to squeeze in a chiropractor with work. But I was determined I was going to do the race. Luckily it rained/showers throughout the race and not hot but hilly. But at mile 9, I felt the left glute medeus then by mile 11 I was in total pain. I keep telling myself, I only have couple more miles and not to walk. At mile 13, I just wanted it over and started to sprint for the finish which was flat to downhill to finish. I was angry with my result time. previous week’s 10 mile run was perfect with negative split.  I know I should have made time for adjustment and do more myo-flascial release but my I Race Like A Girl teammate Kalyn reminded me it was early in the season and I was coming back from injury. I love the picture she took of me finishing which shows a great kick.

This week, I switch to focus more on triathlon training. Some of us girls text about doing the Cheap Half Marathon in June which is flat. It sounds tempting but I need to heal now to do more races. Races test you physically and mentally. #iracelikeagirl @iracelikeagirl

Published by Pam Houck

Work in the health industry as personal trainer, running and multi-sport coach. As an athlete with celiac disease and asthma, I don't let it limit me to compete in road races and triathlons.

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