I have officially started my marathon training. I really feel like I am starting from zero after taking 2 weeks off of running to deal with my hip. So far my pain is only minimal and I am continuing with physical therapy, so hopefully the pain will remain tolerable. When I said something to my orthopedic doctor about "being pain free", he laughed. He said there is no such thing as pain-free when training for a marathon! So tolerable pain is my new goal! Here is my week in running:
Tues-4 miles Thurs-3 miles Friday- 5 miles Sunday- 5.2 miles
The hardest thing for me this week has been holding back on my mileage. I was running 9 miles prior to taking my break, but am slowly building back up to minimize the chance of re-injuring myself. I will keep this log at the top of my blog and update weekly.