And then reality came crashing down around me.....because the race is June 2nd. And I learned about the race on May 19th....
So I would need to double my average running distance to do this race and in 2 weeks time. The next day Emily reminded me that you only want to increase your running distance 10% a week. So, no ArtShip 10k for Colleen. Actually kinda bummed about this because I already had down which runs I would do in the 2 weeks leading up to it. But, the last thing I need is to end up with an injury because I was too quick to increase my running distance. I've been running mainly 2-3 miles about 2-3 days a week with a few 4 mile runs thrown in, so it would definitely pushing it to get to 6.2 miles in just 2 weeks. I know my body could do it....but at what cost? If there is one thing this elbow issue is bringing to my attention it's the importance of rest and preventing injury.
|I want to listen, Tony!|
But I did go out and have a decent (albeit hot and hilly) run on Sunday. I've had this mental issue for a long time against walking at all when I run. I get it in my head that if I walk I won't be able to run again. Well Sunday it was hot, sunny and I was sick. Yeah, darn sore throat/head colds they really suck, especially when you are trying to move oxygen through your lungs. But I worked through it, and took a couple mini walking breaks. And you know what? It was freaking awesome. I was still able to run the majority of that last mile and I finished my 4 mile run like planned, then walked another mile as a cool off and did a nice long stretch at the Y.
So, sorry Tony- I might not bring it for the 10k race but I am bringing it every day!