Hitting the Training Reset Button

It’s time to hit the reset button…

My little slip during a run last month did more than just tweak things. And, while I’ve been able to eek out some runs, it’s been inconsistent at best…and with some significant pain at worst. No bueno.  I’ve probably known for a couple of weeks now that I need to re-think my plans, but I didn’t want to admit it. I’d been hoping to hold it together and some how stick to my race schedule, but it’s just not happening.

So after a trip to the new chiropractor (who was awesome!) and conferring with the RC coaches, it’s time to hit the reset button on my training. I took a pass on the 10 mile race I was planning to do this morning and I’m deferring my entry in the NYC Half until next year. And while I’m especially bummed about putting off NYC, I’m refusing to have a pity party.

So I’m focusing on the positives:

  • Better to have this happen now while the year is still young and there’s still lots of time for running and races
  • I still have 14 weeks until my Spring goal race, Boston’s Run to Remember
  • I’m loving the new chiro I was referred to – he’s mapped out a course of treatment and believes he can get me back on track shortly
  • My RC coaches are all very positive that we can work around this and put together a decent training plan
  • Since the whole family was looking forward to heading to NYC, we’ve decided to still hit the city during the school spring break

I’m headed back to the chiro tomorrow, and this week will probably be heavy on the cross-training and strength work. 14 weeks to go!

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  1. Wishing you the best as you work through your injury. Happy that you were able to connect with what sounds like a great chiropractor.
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  2. Ugh! So sorry to hear this. Was hoping to see you in Central Park! Hopefully dialing back now will pay off later.
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  3. Glad you are enjoying your new Chiro, and yes, good thing to readjust your plans while we are still early in the year.

  4. Oh…ouch on the chiro care you’re needing, and double ouch on NYC….but your attitude is spot-on with how things will play out. I have been to a chiropractor three times (maybe), and I wasn’t impressed with the one I saw (things felt great as I was leaving the office, but within a day or so, everything reverted….not that anything he actually did was a success for my situation). I’ve thought about looking for a different chiro, but things have been going pretty smooth and physical therapy seemed to work well. Good luck to you! It sounds like you have a great plan of action!
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  5. Ugh! I hope you are back on the road soon!
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  6. So sorry to hear this Michelle! Making race deferrals is never fun but it’s good to take the pressure off of yourself and take the time you need for a full recovery. Glad you like the new Chiro. I can vouch for the fact that a good one is a great tool! Wishing you speedy healing!

  7. Sorry to hear that your injury will take you out of the NY race but I think you are very smart to defer. It is just not worth ruining your whole race season for. Sending speedy healing thoughts your way
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  8. You know, it’s such a tough decision to postpone a race you’ve been working toward or looking forward to. So, I really admire how you are concentrating on the positives. I’ve never been to a chiropractor. But, it seems to be working for you. I’m going to have to keep that in mind. Here’s to a speedy recovery! Thanks for linking, Michelle!

    • I’m really liking this guy, plus he’s a certified strength and conditioning coach which is an added benefit! Hopefully, he’ll get me back on track quickly.

  9. Bummer you have to drop some of your race plans, but way to make lemonade out of it with plans to keep the family trip to NYC! Hopefully your new chiropractor will get you back on track in no time.

  10. Ah sorry to hear but like you said glad you can figure things out now and recover for your spring races. Hope you will be back on the road soon!
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  11. Good to have a plan in place and a doc you can trust and work with. Hope it all goes well for you. NYC will be fun!

  12. Aw, I’m sorry to hear you have to change your plans. BUT it’s better now than in the middle of prime racing season. Your chiro and coaches sound awesome. Great team!
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  13. I hope you can get back to training how you want quickly. It can be frustrating when we have to change our plans, but it sounds like this is for the best. Its always good when you can find a chiro or PT who is a good fit!
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  14. Sounds like you are on the road to recovery and using your head instead of your heart – which is SO hard to do sometimes! NYC will wait for you until next year! Good luck!!
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  15. I’m glad you have such a positive outlook, and I’m happy you were able to defer your race!
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  16. Good luck rehabbing! I’ve missed an entire season through injury, at this point I’m just glad I’m going to be able to come back and enjoy my sport.
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  17. I can imagine how frustrated you feel. Hope you feel better before your spring goal race. Sending you positive vibes!

  18. So sorry that you will have to postpone your NYC half race to next year Michelle! However, it’s so cool that you guys are still going to the Big Apple to enjoy the city! Hope you are back to getting some good miles in soon …seems like there’s quite a few of us struggling with some nagging little injuries. Have a great week!
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  19. Aw, I am so sorry you are down for the count! However, it sounds like you’ve got a great team on your side with a plan all ready to go! That’s a great start. Hang in there, and try to be patient! You’ve got this!
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  20. So sorry you had to defer NYC to next year. Those decisions are tough to make, I know from my own experience with injuries and having to DNS so many races. Good luck training for your next race!

  21. I’m sorry you had to change your plans but it sounds like you’re on the right track and have a gameplan! Glad to hear you’re happy with your new chiro!
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  22. Looks like both of us need a reset button this week- just for different reasons. I have never had to defer a race so I am sure it is heartbreaking in a way but you will be stronger next year! Cheers to a speedy recovery!
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  23. Its always a bummer to have to deal with an injury, but like you said, better early on then closer to race day. Best of luck as you begin the healing process.
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  24. I’m sorry Michelle! You have the right attitude though, even if it hurts a bit to defer NYC half. I know the feeling! But it’s better to face facts and fix things while we can instead of making things worse! I’m glad you have a good chiro with a good plan! you’ll be fixed up in no time!!!
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  25. Wait a minute Michelle, this is supposed to be a post about some unfortunate news? Well, it’s hardly noticeable with all the positiveness!
    You are so right to focus on the good things. I’m so glad you and your chiro and the RC coaches are on board with you in this, and yes, it’s still way early in the year to fret over a few missed races!
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  26. I am glad you got a good new chiro, I swear mine works wonders.
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