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The Interrupted 10K Training Plan: How Erin’s Running Is Going

Sometimes 10K training doesn’t stay on the path. Credit: lululemon athletica

In case you haven’t heard, the FBGs (Jenn, Erin, Tish and Kristen) are currently training for the Rock ‘n’ Roll 10K in Brooklyn this October courtesy of Brooks Running. This week, each FBG is sharing how her training—or lack thereof—is going!

Well, it’s a good thing I’m flexible! And I mean that figuratively, as I’ve got a ways to go in the flexibility department. As I’ve said, my knee was hurting while running just a couple of weeks into my running plan. I was being smart, following my training plan, not running too much or too fast, and yet, there I was, bumped off the treadmill by that darn pain. So, I gave running a rest.

Tick tock. Tick tock. Time passed.

Then, I ran again! And my first walk/jog back was a success! A little overall tightness, but no pain. The next day I took a Pilates class to spice things up. NO, I didn’t get injured, I know what you’re thinking. The next day I was ready to run…and my kids got sick. Both of them. Wham bam. And having sick kids is like being sick yourself: You are tied to the house and absolutely wiped out because it’s exhausting staying up all night and taking care of sick kids all day.

So…yeah. Not much of an update from last week. But I will persevere! I will continue in the face of all obstacles! It helps knowing that I will have a running/jogging/walking pal (or two!) regardless of what happens with my “running,” but I hate to hold the whole group back, you know? So, I’ll continue to train. I’ll continue to try. If this virus takes me down in the next few days and interrupts more workouts? Well, I can’t get that unlucky, right? RIGHT?

Ever had a training plan take a wrong turn? —Erin

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  2. I’m in the midst of 5k and half marathon training, and I just suffered a bout of horrible leg pain (I’m hoping it’s not the onset of shin splints). I had to cancel a long run and reduce mileage/intensity on my shorter runs, plus I’m stretching/massaging/medicating/icing religiously.

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