I was supposed to start marathon training on Monday. The week called for 26 miles. Instead it is Saturday and I have run 1.5 miles. Total. I probably shouldn't have even done that.
Sometime the week after Ten for Texas I pulled one of my deep gluteal muscles. For two weeks, I had a knot the size of a golf ball preventing me from sitting down, standing, walking, and of course running without pain shooting down my injured leg. One week off became two and now three. My dad (a specialist in this area) thinks I should make it at least four. I don't know if I can sit out that long. The cooler temperatures are calling my name.
I saw my chiropractor and she was able to give me some relief. Actually, since my visit with her I have had little to no pain. I am still scared, though. What if this happens again? What if I start running too soon and I make my injury worse due to my impatience?
Long story short, I don't know if I will be able to run the marathon. My base training was interrupted by a majorly painful muscle pull. Recovery for this type of injury 3-6 weeks. Three weeks have passed and I am just barely thinking running two miles might be possible. Eight miles or more seems impossible.
Change of plans? Maybe. Hopefully it is more a change of strategy. I will just have to take it one mile at a time.