I was supposed to be running my second 50 miler this Saturday - that's not happening.
Training was derailed back over the summer and I knew the smartest thing to do was get healthy and refocus. I spent quite a few weeks in physical therapy working on hip strength and left leg strength. My left is WAY weaker than my right. Apparently this is normal. Who knew?!?
While working on my strength with a therapist, I came to the conclusion that I would need more than just my running and PT exercises to keep me going. I decided to join a gym and hire a trainer. So I started working with a personal trainer for 30 minutes a session, two days a week, in October. There is power in having a scheduled appointment and someone waiting on you! I ALWAYS show up! And I am seeing a difference. He works a lot on my leg and hip strength. I keep working on my running. Together this will propel me to my next goal - I just know it!
So DAM Yeti 50 Miler here I come! Registration opens Thanksgiving morning and is reported to sell out in minutes! All of the reviews I have read about the Yeti races make them sound awesome! And I hear the race director, Jason, is pretty awesome himself!
So here we go! New Goals! Of course I spent time today PLANNING for these new goals.
Behold my NEW 50 miler training plan! Based on Krissy Moehl's plan in her book Running Your First Ultra with a few tweaks to fit my schedule, DONNA, and GATE.
Training starts in 3 weeks! Now to set my alarm for registration tomorrow! I'll keep you posted!