I went for my first post-marathon run on Sunday morning. It sucked. My knees were sore and I just wasn’t feeling it. But still! 4k is better than no k. Then yesterday I donned my swim cap and goggles and headed to the pool for 1000 metres. It’s been a while since I’ve spent any time in the water and it felt good. I can definitely feel it in my shoulders today, which I also love.
Tonight is the first night of the 10k Clinic I’m coaching at the Halifax Running Room. I had set this up a couple of months ago so that I would stay running through the summer instead of falling into a post-marathon slump.
In July there’s a triathlon I’m thinking of doing, then the Army Half (for which we’re crunching numbers to make sure we can go) and then! Team Diabetes offered me a spot on their trip to the Cayman Islands in December. I raised enough for Ottawa so cover the trip to the Cayman Islands so my fundraising is already done! How could I say no?
That will bring me to a total of three half marathons in 2011 (I ran Hypothermic Half in February) and one full. I have never, ever run this much, this consistently. I’m… let’s use the phrase “aware of avoiding injuries” instead of “worried about injuries” just because of the volume of kms I’ll be putting in over the next six months.
So tell me, when your kilometres are going to stay fairly high for a while, what’s the best way to avoid injury?