Planning For Fall

Lately I have been thinking about my Fall race schedule. It will be time to start training in a few months, so I am deciding on my training plan, hiring a running coach, and really, really focusing on staying healthy. I have recenlty been diagnosed as having Achilles tendonitis, so I am doing everything my doctor has recommended. I’ve cut back on my running – no speed work, no hills and no long runs. I am taking it easy as far as running goes and focusing on my strength training until I start training for races in a few months. Send me your good, healing thoughts please!! I am also doing yoga, even in my garage gym. So if I can’t make it to a class I have no excuses. I am always going back and forth when it comes to being consistent with my yoga practice. That needs to stop and and I need to make it a priority.

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Here are the races I have coming up:

July 17th San Diego Craft Classic. This race is 10 days before my birthday so it will be an early celebration for me 😉 I’ll be doing the half marathon. I am really excited for this race in my new hometown. It ends at Green Flash Brewery. Perfect for this beer runner!! If you want to run this race use code ‘BibRave’ for $10 off the half and $5 off the 5k. 

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September 11th I have the Ventura Marathon. I’ll only be doing the half. I was going to do the full but it is an out and back course, and with the Achilles issues I’ve been dealing with I am glad I only signed up for the half.

Next is the Chicago Marathon on October 9th. I am SO EXCITED for this race for many reasons. It will be my first race out side of California, it will be my first time in Chicago and I am running this race with MDA Team Momentum. I am raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, so if you’d like to donate to their fight agains ALS and muscle diseases you can do that here: Running For Those Who Can’t – thanks in advance for  your support!!

Finally, I have the California International Marathon. If you have been following my blog, or know anything about me, you know I look forward to this race every year. And since I no longer live in Sacramento, it will be nice to be back in my hometown with all my running peeps running the best race of the year! Also, I am an Ambassador the the CIM and if you’re in the San Diego area (or beyond) sign up for this race!! Seriously, you won’t want to miss it. Great community support, Boston qualifying race and you finish in front of the State Capitol. Use code ‘SDRUN10’ for $10 off registration.

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I am looking forward to all the new races I have coming up this Summer/Fall. I know my plan this year was to race some 5 and 10k’s but I had to put that on hold. Along with exploring the trails around SD. Damn Achilles. I am seeing a new PT next week, one that was highly recommended. We’ll see how that goes…why does finding a good doctor have to be so difficult? My last PT seemed to blow me off, as if my running was just a hobby that didn’t require his care. I may not be an elite runner, but running is life. You know? At least I have other aspects of my training to make me stronger as I take it easy with my running. But damn, I am really looking forward to training again!

 

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