RUNNER'S HIGH: Notes to Self on My Running Journey...
Monday, February 14, 2011
Balancing Act: Run to the Edge of Injury But Not Over It
Feeling a slight twinge in my ankle this avo..not sharp but dull, thank god, but it's a reminder that I need to take care, especially when having a run around the Basketball court in between my 4 runs a week...Basketball spells danger unless I'm careful given my previous ankle trouble
I like this quote:
Marathon training is very much a balancing act of pushing yourself close to --but not over --the edge of injury.
I think Ill desist from the b-ball for a while, except for coaching, and make sure I dont do a long-ish run (12kms) right after a long one (21km) which I did today...there's no way Im going to let anything get in the way of the marathon..
Ive also been thinking about what a second Marathon would entail...Im keen not to go through anti-climax after the first one...Ive watched friends do this and a few even stop running and relapse into old ways...Im keen to make it just like any other run (well..plus alot of pain and suffering), one where I finish, recover and then head into the next goal....
1. Canberra Marathon 2011: Just finish
2. Sydney Blackmoore's Marathon 2011: Just finish
3. Gold Coast Marathon 2012: PR
4. Trail Marathon 2011: Just Finish
5. Blackmoore's Marathon 2012: PR
Then take stock and see how I'm set for the 45km Six Foot Track
Im aiming for a gradual improvement over the years...hopefully without disastrous injuries and certainly while avoiding burnout and maintaining the joy of running..
I am also wondering if Ill keep running 10km run's with the Warriors and 13-14km runs like City and Pub2Pub..not sure at this point..