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Sunday, July 01, 2012

Ok the 1/2 marathon in Missoula is a week from today. I ran (wogged) 4 times last week and my ankle and shoulder hurt, my calves are stiff. So I just walked about 4 miles today. I will get out and wog about 3 or 4 miles tomorrow, then I will just do my workout stuff in the house but nothing too strenuous. I want to be well rested, but still able to do it. What do you all do the week before a race?
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  • no profile photo CD12564751
    Well, I am not from the advice side, but from the cheering side :)! I am sure that everything will go great preparation wise and that you will nail that race!
    3228 days ago
    Even if you don't make it, I'm so proud of you for working toward and going for it. You are awesome and I can't wait to hear all about it.
    3230 days ago
    No advice from me but......I sure admire you and what you're doing!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3230 days ago
    Can't wait to hear all about your race. I agree with MIRAGE727's advice plus a high carb plan the day before. You are ready for this!!!!

    3230 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12549797
    I'm cheering for you, Debby! Go get 'em!!!!!

    3230 days ago
    I don't jog due to knee problems (tendonitis and they go out of alignment easily), but when I first started walking hilly roads I found that soaking in an epsom salt bath (right after the long walk), massaging my shins and calves, sides of my legs, all really helped to ease what soreness I would have had. Maybe you could try that to help your calves.
    3230 days ago
    Haven't done a marathon - 1/2 or otherwise, but when I did my 5k walk, there suggested, easing back a little before the day. With all the preparation you have done, you will do fine, don't let negative thoughts get in the way of a great time.
    3230 days ago
    Way to go, and good luck!
    3231 days ago
    You are well prepared for what is coming. Just run smart and don't let the heat get to you.

    I wish you no luck, I wish you well. Luck is for the ill prepared.
    3231 days ago
  • SUNNY332
    One think you don't want is to go into this race with an injury or being fatigue. Take it easy - do what you need to do to make sure you are 100% ready so you can do great.

    Sounds like you have a good plan.

    Hugs, Sunny
    3231 days ago
    Hi Debby~
    I raced yrs. ago but not now .........
    One thing I wondered when yu mentioned your calves were stiff was ....... (Forgive me--not trying to be a 'Buttinsky" or know it all') ........... But as I was 'stricken' with the most horrible foot condition (both feet--Plantar fascitis) ..... I had to go thru gruelling therapy, icing, stretching and more.
    My only concern is: Stretching thoroughly before a run or daily period? ........ I'm not suggesting for a second you have this .......... I just would do abt anything to not see a single person ever suffer with this! (Dr. said it was mainly caused from the muscles and tendons 'shortening' and stretching prevents it ............. Ok ......... i'm just sayin ... emoticon
    3231 days ago
    I don't race, so have no advice for you. But I wish you the very best!!!! Thanks so much for always being here for me! emoticon emoticon
    3231 days ago
  • MIRAGE727
    I will not change anything like cut my nails, buy new shoes, or break from my normal plan. I would skip tomorrow then do 4 miles on Tuesday and light cross train Thursday. That's it. Especially if I had a hurting wheel. Just listen to your body.
    3231 days ago
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