My journey as a long distance runner who started the sport later in life.
I couldn’t have said it better myself. This is what got me out the door many a time in the first four weeks after each surgery.
I haven’t always been a fan of the run/walk training and racing method-–for myself. But then I had a hysterectomy that messed up all my racing plans. As a coach, I decided it was a good opportunity to experiment on myself and find a way to participate in a race season that I would otherwise have to watch from the sidelines.
What have I learned? It works! Six weeks after I was cleared to run, I completed a half marathon run/walk style. It wasn’t a PR. But I finished. I felt good and I was able to continue training Monday after because I wasn’t sore. The exciting part was that, due to so much time off, I hadn’t built my mileage up again. Yet, I was able to run long, and strong, for my level of conditioning.
Since then, I’ve lost a little motivation in the…
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