Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Work was pretty intense and really long yesterday, especially for a Monday. That means, this post will be short and sweet.

You all know I had great ambition for my racing schedule this year, scheduling three half-marathons, a 10-miler, a couple 10Ks and hoping to add a few more to my calendar. You also know that so far my current stress reaction scratched the 10-miler, a 10k and a half-marathon off that calendar. Well, I did some soul searching over the weekend and made a decision that was made final today.

I reached out to the organizers of the See Jane Run Half-Marathon series and asked to have my registration switched from the half-marathon to the 5k race. I registered to run the half-marathon in Seattle on July 17th, less than two months from now. While I'm happy that I ran 2 miles on Saturday without any pain, there's no way I can safely build up to 13.1miles in less than two months. I still have the Detroit Half Marathon scheduled for October 16th, and in all reality, that's the most important race to me so I don't want another injury to keep me from running it.

I'm hoping to run the Mini 10k here in June, but that's still tbd. It all depends on how I continue to feel and progress.

My thanks and gratitude go out to the wonderful people at See Jane Run events who are allowing me to switch distances. I'm thrilled that I'll still be able to participate in such a great event!

If life throws you a lemon, make lemonade.
  • Have you ever switched distances for a race?
  • What's your favorite way to relax after a really long, hard day at work?
Today's workout -
.25mile walk warm-up
1.5mile run
.25mile walk cool-down
20min elliptical
100 crunches
1x30sec side plank (each side)
1x40sec plank
foam roller


Run with Jess said...

O - you're running Detroit? That ones looks cool - especially the bling! I think you made a good call switching races, as hard as that is to do!

misszippy said...

That was a smart move! I think when returning from injury one of the most dangerous things one can do is have a race of too long or too soon on the schedule...tempts us to be stupid!

Raquelita said...

I think that was a wise thing to do. Yay for your pain free run on Saturday! I switched from the full marathon to the half at San Antonio last November. I made the decision a couple of weeks before the race, as the fall was just more hectic than I anticipated it being, and I wasn't where I needed to be training-wise to have an enjoyable experience.

Michelle said...

Sounds like a good decision to switch the race. Hope you continue to make steady progress!

Detroit Runner(Jeff) said...

Yes, please stay healthy for the Detroit Half. I'll be running in it this year as well and you don't wan't to miss the underwater mile!