2012- Registered for Kettle Morraine 50k- missed the starting line due to stress fracture- on the upside it was only 1!
2013- Was training for a 50 miler when IT band syndrome knocked me on my ass. The upside- I hadn't officially registered so didn't lose out on $$.
Call me stupid, but I just can't shake the goal of completing an ultra marathon. I know I can do it, and with each injury I've become a smarter athlete. In 2009, I was on a pro triathlete training plan- why? I have no idea- because I figured the hardest training plan would be the best one?!? In 2012, I created a training plan with the help of a friend who ran through college. I was consistently averaging 50-60 miles/week. My swimmer body broke, and I started to hate running. In 2013, I was running with a friend who ran four 100 mile running races in one season. He never breaks, I almost always do- probably shouldn't mimic training from a freak of nature.
Through all the disappointments, I've learned what works for me- and this time I'm sticking to what I know damn it.
-Running max 3x/week
-Swim just as many miles as I run per week to keep the engine going.
-1 long run per week
-Always run on trails
-Run slow, run in the mountains, & explore
-Every 3rd week is a recovery week
-Strength training 2x/week
-Foam roll and stretch after every run
Wish me luck on getting to the start line!