Now that we’re officially less than one month away from the Cleveland Marathon events, it’s time for me to buckle down with my “training.” I need to decide what event to race and it all comes down to – how in shape will I be in one month?
As you may know, I had a baby less than 2 months ago, so I’m not at my prime running shape right now. I got cleared to start running again just 2 weeks ago, so I don’t think I’ll be ready to run a full or half marathon in a month, sadly. But I’m excited to run/walk the 5k or 10k and be back at the in-person event!
You may have seen I did a giveaway for free entry on Instagram — the winner was just announced. Congrats to @carijeanne!
If you didn’t win – there’s no need to fret. You register here and use my discount code: MELCCLESAVE10 for 10% off.
In the meantime, here’s how my running looked this week:
Sunday: 4.01 miles
Monday: 3.25 miles
Tuesday: 3.18 miles
Wednesday: 4 treadmill miles (it was POURING out, like seriously drenching weather) and some diastasis recti ab workouts
Thursday: 4.22 miles
Friday: No running! just a long walk with the family and another walk with GM and some postpartum diastasis recti ab workouts –
Saturday: 5.26 miles
TOTAL: 23.92 miles
I got in my fastest postpartum run on Thursday and my longest postpartum run on Friday! It has been hard for me to deal with how much slower I am this time around than with my last pregnancies, plus how much longer my DR is taking to heal. But I’ve come to realize that I need to be patient with myself and let my body heal and do what I can to make it better (not worse).
Getting a little faster:
Questions for you:
- Which race should I sign up for 5k or 10k?
- When is your next in-person race?