As I am working with mis sports medicine doctor (he is also BYU’s athletes doctor) we have come up with an awesome plan for me to get me ready to RUN the NY Marathon (slowly with lots of breaks) and avoid another injury while training.
BIlly came with me just to make sure I didn’t accidently overexaggerate what the doctor said I could and could not do.
Doctor says, ‘Janae, you shouldn’t run the marathon.’
Janae says, ‘Billy, the doc said that I should never run again if it is anything less than 10 miles at a time. He also gave me a perscription to eat a bag of skittles every day until the day I die.’
The reality of the situation is that the doc said that I should run every 3 days (for the next two weeks)!! He didn’t care too much about how many miles I was doing on those days that I do run (as long as I stop if anything hurts and it isn’t ridiculously long or fast).
Why every three days?
Coming back from an injury means that my body is going to need more time repair and rebuild itself after each run.
So, how the heck does this translate to be able to run a marathon in a little over a month.
Lots of crosstraining,
Lots of time to allow my body to adjust to running again
the days I do run….make them worth it. I am sticking to a slower pace and flat surfaces and ‘gradually’ increasing my mileage.
So, on today’s plan from the doc was 7 slow miles and boy did they feel good especially as I was sporting my stylsh t-shirt. Let’s just say the thud of my heavy sports bra (from all of the sweat) on the bathroom floor woke billy up because he thought I fell down.
I watched Felicity on my computer and Jenn sent me THIS LINK about the show and it is absolutely hilarious. PLEASE read it if you have ever seen the show before and you can thank Jenn later!
What was YOUR workout?