Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Week 8 of Chickamauga Marathon training is the books:

Well I did it, I am at the halfway point of my training for the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon, 230 miles are in the logbook, and 330 to go!

In the coming weeks the miles are starting to creep up, the new few weeks are totaling 41, 44, 36, 43 and on and on, so my September and October are going to be some long months.

I am holding up reasonable well, although I do have some pain on my left foot. After this weeks long run (15) miles, my ankle started bothering me. I know that’s a big problem, but I think it will heal itself with some rest. The pain is coming from the Tibia / Talus area in the front of my foot. Because of the Labor Day holiday my Master Swimming was moved from Monday to Tuesday. So today I am going to swim tonight and taking today off from running to help rest my ankle. I just made it to the coffee pod and back, and my ankle feels better than it yesterday.

The weekend has been a little crazy, I ran 7 on Saturday and then we went to 6 flags, I ran 15 on Sunday then we went to Stone Mountain and walked allover, and then when I got home I mowed the lawn for 50 minutes, my body was hurting pretty bad. I have been neglecting the lawn and shrubs and I needed to spend some quality time with the lawn mower. I saw a post onetime that called the condition of my lawn “Triathletes Lawn”, guess I am not the only one with tall grass.

I am still thinking about signing up for 70.3 Florida, but I am still a little scared….

Next post(s):
I took a few pictures durring my long run and I want to post them up to share this sights.
I am swapping out my regular light bulbs with Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs, you can read all about them at http://www.onebillionbulbs.com/, please go to this site and read all about it. I am going to swap out a bunch tonight.

Low impact, on the body and the planet.


1 comment:

Wes said...

I think the most miles I am going to get up to in any one week for my plan is 31. I may add a few so I can get closer to a true 26 in one run...

I haven't officially signed up yet for Florida, but today may just be the day :-)