Fear of Commitment…to the Boston Marathon when coming off a running injury

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by Monica on November 14, 2009

The Boston Marathon closed today.  I am sitting on a deferred (last year) guaranteed entry and have until the December 11 deadline to get it to them.  I am coming off an injury that has sidelined me for many months this year.  I am finally back on the road again and so happy just to be out there.  It is definitely still sore, yet seems to get incrementally better as the days go by…but Boston in 5 months?  I would love to run it this year…but I have a fear of commitment.  There is so much info out there on coming back after an injury it’s hard to decipher if it’s possible.  What’s a girl to do?  I say “Get engaged”!  I found this article from Running and FitNews (from the American Running Association) that actually puts percentages (something I can understand) to mileage build up after an injury.  I decided engaging myself in a plan and taking it one week/run at at time is the best therapy for my injury issues.

And in the meantime…there are so many other races/runs to consider.  I just received the info for the ZOOMA Annapolis Half Marathon & 10K on June 6.  I have been wanting to run one of their races.  It looks like a very girl friendly, fun event.   The Caesar Rodney Half Marathon in Wilmington Delaware is now open for registration, a must for those in the area headed for Boston.  This is a tough course that has a brutal uphill finish but fun filled with competitive runners.  And finally, Jamie and I have vowed to try out the Lululemon Running Nights at their store here in Philadelphia.  Lululemon Athletica & Philadelphia Runner have partnered for : Running Rules, a beginner/intermediate Running Club.   Regular Running Schedule: Thursday’s, 6pm followed by mini-yoga for runners, (short runs about 30-45 min).  They have these runs at stores all over the country.  It looks like a nice way to meet some new long distance friends.

And a perfect way to keep me in (running) treatment!

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