I finally had the chance to meet my buddy Nicole from Masters2Marathons on my CA vacation (over the holidays). We had bonded through the blogging world over our sucky injuries and desire to comeback stronger. Getting to meet in person was awesome.
So I was super excited when I saw that she will be having her big race, the Capitola Half, the same weekend as my RocknRoll Nashville Full. We may be one opposite coasts in California and South Carolina, but it is great to get to support each other as we recover from our injuries and begin running again.
I also love that Nicole has adopted my #comebetter attitude.
So, we decided to make it official and support each other as #TeamComebetter – we want to prove that even though running has its ups and downs, bumps in the roads and successes, what matters is that you keep on working towards your goals.
Follow our #TeamComeBetter progress on Twitter and Instagram and if you are also making 2013 the year you comebetter, we’d love to know, so tag us (@mast2mar and @BackatSquare0) and/or use the hashtag #TeamComeBetter!
How do I plan to come better? Well I am starting off my marathon training next week (insert squeal here). I have been looking around for plans and I like that the Runners World marathon plan because it includes three rest/cross training days. I plan to rest on Friday, lift Tuesday, and take barre class on Sunday.
However, I am still not sure if this is the plan for me and would love some advice?
– Is it too much too soon? Remember my leg isn’t 100% yet.
I’m more worried about speed than distance in honesty. I ran 10.5 last weekend and will actually be running a half marathon on Jan. 19th. However, I have not done any speed or tempo work in almost 5 months due to injury.
– Is there a way to squeeze in more lifting? In my head I kind of had this goal:
1 day rest
1 day active recovery – barre class
2 days that somehow involve lifting
4 – 5 days of running
*Yes, I know that is like 9 days and there are only 7 in a week, but I’m wondering if I could combine some workouts.
Basically, I need your help.
Suggestions please –
Can I handle this with my current fitness/health level?
Is there a way to fit in one more lifting day? (I’m trying to get stronger in order to prevent future injuries.)
Is there a plan out there that might be better for me.
Be sure check out Nicole’s training plan (and leave her a little motivation) as she gets ready for her big comebetter race. It is exciting to be sharing my recovery with someone who is currently going through the same thing and with you all who give me such endless support and encouragement.