Tuesday, June 29, 2010

13 Weeks left to train

My next half marathon (Women's Half-Nashville) is 13 weeks away. My foot still hurt a little bit when I walk, so I am going to do some alternate hard core training to get my body in shape so when I can pick up and walk/run again, my foot won't hurt. I want to try to follow the Jeff Galloway plan this time but I didn't start it in time because of my foot. So I'm going to tweek it a little bit.
Plan for this week:
Monday- Swim for 30 minutes. (4 times freestyle up and back, 4 times back stroke up and 4 times breast stroke up and back) then I did once up and back the kicks of freestyle, back, breast and fly. I also walked 4 laps around the pool. Then in the evening, hubby and I went on a 2.2 mile bike ride and played in the pool.
Tuesday- Bike for 30 minutes in the workout room. Swim for 30 minutes. (Probably the same routine up there but maybe add a lap to the kicks).
Wednesday- Swim for 30 minutes. Try elliptical, if my foot starts hurting with that, then I'll do bike again.
Thursday- Jillian Michael's minus the jumping jacks and jump rope and butt kicks (hurt foot) but I will try the rest. Swim for 30 minutes.
Friday- Swim for 30 minutes.
Weekend- REST!!!

Hubby and I are doing something exciting for our anniversary! We wanted to get each other something that we can use and have fun with together. We are getting road bikes (maybe me a hybrid bike, not sure if I would like a road bike yet) and a bike rack for our SUV so we can take our bike to paved trails to go on bike rides together! I am very excited about this!!!

I promise to try to post more often now. I just haven't been feeling like it since I've hurt my foot!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tendonitis....I hate you!

For almost 3 weeks now, the top of my right foot by my 3 last toes has hurt when I walk, sometimes at night, and sometimes when I'm not doing anything at all. I went to the doc last Thursday because I was worried it was a stress fracture and I wanted to take care of it before it got too bad. I had x-rays and everything...no stress fracture, but tendonitis. So, I had to take steroids, rest it, elevate it when I could, and wrap it with an ace bandage to compress it. I guess they are right when they say "It's going to hurt worse before it feels better." because that is what it feels like....

So this puts a damper on my training for my next half marathon in September :( I was getting all pumped up to start training again and now this happens. So doc's orders were to swim laps to get the exercise in. I started that yesterday. I had the townhouse complex pool all to myself. I did 4 laps of freestyle, 2 laps of breast stroke and 2 laps of back stroke to start off. I rested for a bit and floated in my pool raft and then I used my raft to act as a kick board and I did the legs for freestyle down, breast back, butterfly down, back stroke back. I did this twice up and down the pool. I was definitely tired after that.

Hopefully it won't take 4 weeks for this foot to heal :(

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Back on the Wagon...

I am finally getting into a groove of exercising and and conditioning again before I start my second round of half marathon training! Call me crazy, but after all the pain and many miles ran/walked, I'm signed up to do another half-marathon this year. I posted last week the course map and my friend heather and I drove the course. It is going to be tricky!!!

Here's my plan for the next three weeks before full blown training begins:
*Jillian Michaels' 30 day shred- EVERYDAY!!!
*A mixture/my version of Jeff Galloway's conditioning program (not the full 8 weeks, but 3 weeks and I tweaked it a bit)

I am going to start Jeff Galloway's half marathon training program this time around. Last time I used this training program and it really focuses on mileage but this time I want to focus more on endurance and time.

I am loving this time being out of school and resting/relaxing!