Tuesday, June 7, 2011

rebuilding my insanity ...

Yesterday morning, I had my three week post-ob appointment for my shoulder. The doctor was impressed with my superhuman powers and said that my shoulder is healing just fine. He's cool with me cycling and running (although he would prefer if it was on the treadmill) and he expects that I will get the OK to return to ALL of my normal activities in about three to four weeks.

Before I left, I made sure to reconfirm that I am allowed to do anything that does not hurt. He was good with that and just asked that I try to avoid heavy lifting with my right arm. Easy peasy.

Since I got the go ahead to continue doing what I have been doing, I decided I needed to reformulate my training plan for NYC, since I am basically back at ground zero. Two weeks ago, I ran 10 miles. Last week, I made it 19 - a far cry from the 40-50 miles I was averaging prior to the crash, but I'm getting back into it.

After a little deliberation, I came up with this ...

A nice and easy build back into the modified Hanson Brothers plan I set up weeks ago. And if you look really closely, you might notice not one, but TWO 26.2 races on there. Just SIX days apart.

That's right, I am completely insane. On Sunday afternoon, I registered for the Richmond Marathon. I caved to the peer pressure (the whole posse is running it) and decided to go for Maniac status. I'm kind of feeling a little off my rocker right now ...

14 comments:

Michelle said...

2 marathons in a week? that's really hardcore!

C. Crosby said...

2 Marathons in a week!! Wow just be safe! Glad the doc has given you the okay to start training again!

Rene' said...

You know that I am so stinkin' excited right now!!! I can't wait for Richmond....i guess I should focus on Chicago first!!!! Happy Tuesday and Happy Training Plan. I am very curious about the Hanson Plan....

Running Ricig said...

you are completely insane, but I like it! good luck getting back at it.

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

You're training schedule is crazy! I love how SF is right in the middle of it, and you aren't taking a day off before or after. Wow!

I'm so glad your doctor is agreeing with your recovery plan!

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

You are crazy! I love it!

Runners Fuel said...

Great schedule. You'll do awesome with the training. You're a very strong woman.

Courtney said...

Glad to hear your feeling better! Not one but two marathons?? You're a maniac! ;)

Kittee said...

Good to hear you can start running again, even if it is on the Mill.

2 Marathons in a row.. You must be a Superhero

SupermomE12 said...

Yay! Love it! And everytime you mention NY I get more excited that you are going to be there and we will get to meet and hang out! :)

You are going to do awesome!!!!

Marlene said...

Good to see the plan back in place - that must make you feel better!

Maniac status - well the title will be fitting. :)

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I don't think anyone is really surprised by that schedule. You are a super human after all!

Colleen said...

Glad the appointment went well with the doc!

And... not surprised that you are doing two marathons... you are super human after all! :)

wtfree3 said...

Nice and aggressive. I hope you're not planning on running both at MP, because you're really opening the door to injuries otherwise. I'm guessing running with the Posse is going to be tough to keep the pace down, so I'd run NYC at more of a training pace. But that's just me. Good luck!