A Change in My Training

At the end of 2013, I encountered my very first stress fracture.  I listened to the doctor and recovered fully before running again.  Then I started 2014 off with a bang with two half marathons on back-to-back weekends in January!  The last three months have been filled with sparatic races and minimal training runs.  I haven’t been running during the week like I should be to really be prepared for these races.  I managed through and even got a couple of new PRs (personal records!).

This weekend I am running my second Iron Girl Half Marathon (6th half overall!).  I have put enough effort into the last two weeks to be better prepared for this race, so I am confident on finishing strong.  With the four bridges in this scenic race, I am not optimistic for a new PR, but a girl can dream!

So what’s the change… I’m going to be doing a second round of TurboFire!  Last summer I used TurboFire three to four times a week to strengthen my core, but I’m going full force this time.  I’m going to follow the training plan!  I might run one day a week, just to keep my legs accustomed to running.

Why am I doing this?  Because at the end of July I will start my marathon training and my mileage will only increase from there.  I’d like to regain some of the core strength that I had a year ago to be in peak shape to start my marathon training. I’m also in need of a little break from running. I enjoy it, but am looking forward to a change – an intermission if you will!

Want to join me?
Challenge Group Start: May 5th!
What do you need? TurboFire Challenge Pack which includes your first 30-days of Shakeology, 25-40 minutes per day, commitment for a minimum 30 days and willingness to share your journey with other challengers in a Facebook.

Interested? Send me a quick email: tampamomruns@gmail.com

5 thoughts on “A Change in My Training”

  1. It sounds like you have some great plans laid out! Even if I didn’t have lots of injuries, I don’t think I could have the strength to do a marathon. You runners are amazing! Good luck with your challenge!

  2. Turbo Fire will be awesome cross training to get your surrounding leg muscles in shape for marathon training. I did T-25 and Insanity last year while I was training. You’ll not only see the core strength, but you’ll see an improvement in your speed.
    Good Luck with Iron Girl. I’ll be cheering from the sidelines with the Best Damn Race Cheer Squad. You won’t be able to miss us!!

  3. Good luck with your plans! Change is good and sometimes our body needs to move in different ways for overall health.

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