RtR Week 6 Wrap-up

Happy Easter to all who celebrate!

I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who weighed in on my training dilemma.Β It was interesting to hear others’ perspectives.

This past week for me was filled with yoga, PT exercises, daily planking…and yes a little running. Wednesday’s run of 4.25 miles was hard fought and left me almost certain that switching to the half to the 5-miler was the only option. Then came Saturday…

Saturday’s 6.5 miles gave my confidence a nudge in the right direction…while far from pain-free, things got better as the run progressed. I went from almost throwing in the towel at the 2-mile mark after having to walk the end of a short hill to powering up a much bigger hill in mile 4. And though I certainly wasn’t trying to, my Garmin showed each mile was just slightly faster than the last.

It was nice to end the week on a higher note…though I’m still no closer to deciding what to do about the race distance. So was this run the sign of light at the end of the tunnel?

The RC coaches have weighed in and think it might be better to stay in my current comfort zone where I know I can complete the distance and spend the next 6 weeks getting the hip completely where it needs to be. They can tell I’m having a hard time letting go of the idea of the half and are supporting my hemming and hawing for another week πŸ™‚

Linking up with Holly and Tricia for the #WeeklyWrap. Please be sure to head on over and check out all of the great ladies sharing weekly training and life happenings!

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  1. It’s always nice to finish your run week on a higher note. Take care of your hip this week
    Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner recently posted…Weekly Wrap Spring Break EditionMy Profile

  2. I’m happy that you had a very encouraging run at the end of the week! I know that running with an injury can be hard, but when you have good runs, its a great confidence boost.
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  3. It’s such a hard decision! I hope your body helps you answer in a good way soon. πŸ™‚
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  4. Congrats on the happy run! Seriously, don’t those triumphant runs feel ever so grand? πŸ˜‰
    Kimberly Hatting recently posted…Back on Track (literally)My Profile

  5. That’s such a tough call. I love that you finished out the week with a run that surprised you though!
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  6. I’m glad Saturday’s run ended well. hopefully your next ones will continue that way.

  7. Yay for ending the week on a higher note! I’m glad the run went better than you thought it would! Hope this week will help with your answer and the hip cooperates.
    Sharon recently posted…American River Parkway Half Marathon Training Week 14: 4/10-4/16My Profile

  8. Happy for you that your run felt better. Sending positive vibes your way for more improvement this week so you can focus on your half!
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  9. That cartoon is so cute! I’m glad your long run got better as you went along. That’s a great confidence booster. I hope you have another one this week! Good luck with your decision about the half. At least you have a little time to decide still. Thanks for linking, Michelle!

  10. Way to go on the negative split on Saturday πŸ™‚ Hope you and your family had a nice Easter.

  11. Gggrrr! How frustrating. But so glad you ended the week well. Hopefully that hip sorts itself out real soon. Hang in there.

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