Sunday, May 11, 2008

The marathon that wasn't meant to be

Today I was supposed to be running the Mississauga Marathon, but I came down with a bad case of ITBS after the Chilly Half, which slowed my progress immensely and forced me to back out.

It's a bummer not to be running, but I had to let my body heal. I took almost a month off, then spent a month building back up to 10K in time for Sporting Life. My official marathon training will begin this week, leading up to the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in 139 days. :)

I had a pretty crappy week running-wise with only one decent run (Thursday: 6K at 5:15 pace). I had planned a 10K or so this morning but I woke up with a brutal cramp in my foot so it looks like I am taking yet another day off. Excuse me while I wallow. I'm feeling extremely sluggish, which is always the case when I'm not running.

Next week will be better...

(But wouldn't it have been a bi*%& if I was running Mississauga today and woke up with this cramp?!)

*** 10:00 AM Update, just for giggles... ***

I was an elite runner for about 5 minutes this morning! According to, I had run a marathon in 2:02:35 and placed first in my category.

My friend Dave used my registration to run the half with his girlfriend, even though the registration was for the full. They've already corrected the stats, but it was fun while it lasted.


Anonymous said...

Maybe your cramp is plantar fasciosis?

anners said...

A 2:02 marathon? Isn't that a new world record?? ;)

Sympathies for the ITBS...I have it too! But wow, you have been getting some fast runs in lately!