Kelly really is hardcore. I thought about joining a bootcamp and decided that training for my little half marathon was enough, LOL! I agree with Leslie that Kelly is nuts.
It seems silly compared to all the accomplishments of the rest of you, but I ran for one hour, twenty minutes today! I finished strong, with a sprint at the end, and my knee is fine. Okay, the trail is downhill at the end, but having the energy to sprint has to be a good sign. My funky toe went a little numb, but no blisters either!
I have no idea how far I ran. I run loop-de-loops on a very small trail system in a local park and I did not want to run the same thing over and over and get bored. Right now, I am not so concerned about distance. If I keep increasing the time, the distance HAS to follow, right?
Thank you all SO MUCH for your support and advice. I am beginning to truly believe I can do this!
Leslie Living and Running Behind the Redwood Curtain -------------
2014: May - MDW 70-Miles (w/Trail Factor 50k) - Cascade Crest, WA/Astoria, OR/Portland, OR
June 7 - Grasshopper Peak Redwoods Run 30k - Humboldt Redwoods State Park, CA
July 12 - Mt. Hood 50 - Mt. Hood, OR
Oct 11 - Firetrails 50 - Lake Chabot, CA
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Hey Buddo - Maybe you need to back off the miles for awhile, then slowly build into them again. When you backed off a few weeks ago, your hips were feeling pretty good.
Re the marathon - The Bizz Johnson is a rails to trails, so it's basically flat. I only run trails on Saturdays, so unless I'm doing specific hill work, my week day running is on the road. It was suppose to be me, my friend Karen, and our coach, but for various reasons, Karen can't go now. I'm looking forward to it.