Thursday, September 06, 2007

Final Countdown

10 more days guys! I'm so nervous! I'm switching between wanting the half marathon to be here and over with and wanting for more time!

My training is going. I expected my weekly mileage to be up to 30 mpw, but the most I have done I think is about 25 mpw. I hope that's enough. I was supposed to run yesterday but was just too exhausted! This morning I ran ~3 miles. I was supposed to run more after work but I currently have a migraine. Taper starts this weekend, so down to 10 miles for my weekend long run. As you can see, not much mileage going on. But I am getting my long runs in, which I hope will help get me through.

Physical therapy is going well. My ITBS is greatly improved, although there are still some tightness in the leg muscles. Chondromalacia patella is still there, although better. The leg strengthening exercises are really helping. Today was supposed to be my last day, but my therapist wants to re-evaluate in another 2 weeks. I still have to keep up with the exercises though.

That's it! Nothing much going on but I just wanted to give an update of my boring life. ;)

9 comments:

Irene said...

Not getting in more mpw will not hamper your half marathon day. You have a really good running base, and you did exceed that distance at least once, so you'll be fine. Glad to hear that you are healing well and getting stronger! That's great news to hear. Enjoy your taper and I look forward to hearing about your big day! Take care.

KatieFeldmom said...

Enjoy your week of taper and I can't wait to hear about the race!!! Have a great time!!!

Jen said...

congrats on getting healthier and good luck with your race!

Stef said...

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't....either way, you are probably right".

Tell yourself that you CAN!

=)

Laurie said...

I remember reading that Lance Armstrong didn't half his run before NY and his longest was maybe like 12 miles and he made it through with a body not built for running. You are made to run and you love it - you can do this. Good job listening to your body and taking the off day when you need it.

Jon said...

I'm glad your ITBS is getting better. You're in a taper so the reduced miles won't hurt you. Have a great race!

Irene said...

GOOD LUCK CHANTAL!!!

KatieFeldmom said...

HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT TIME!!!

Pamela said...

Just checkin in ...How did things go?!