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9 Days and Counting

Sorry I have been MIA. My blog neglect has been partly due to lack of running because of my mysterious leg pain and also due to the time I spent over the past week planning my baby's first birthday party. The party is over, and without that distraction my nerves are on overdrive!

I don't think I would be quite this nervous about my marathon NEXT SATURDAY (the 19th) if I had been able to continue with my training plan. My leg is finally getting back to normal, but I am going to head to the doctor tomorrow if it acts up during tonight's run. Because of my leg, I missed my long run this past weekend. Please, someone in bloggyland tell me I will be OK next week in spite of my missed runs?!?


  1. You can probably go at least two weeks without running before you experience any drop off.

  2. Rest is the most important thing. Running will only make it worse!

  3. Actually, I think they've done clinical studies demonstrating that you can go two weeks without running at all without losing any fitness. You'll be fine!! It's more important to show up to the race healthy than anything. I barely ran at all the two weeks before my half marathon because I felt like I was getting run down and sick, and the race went GREAT. (more to come on that in a race post later). You will be great, too!! Just make sure you take care of yourself.

  4. You will be ok :) It might actually help that leg pain! GOOD LUCK!!!

  5. You will be okay, just listen to your body. Have fun

  6. My mentor/coach always tells me to listen to my body....just relax and don't push it! I don't have enough long distance experience to give you advice but stress will definately not help! Relax!!
    Happy 1st Birthday to your little one!!!!

  7. You will be fine, just rest and listen to your body.
    Are you in SLC? Dr Toronto is an excellent sports medicine doc! I have gone to him several times in the past!

    Good luck with TOU! I know you will do GREAT! Wish I was running it again this year!

  8. Hi Candice!

    You WILL absolutely be fine for the marathon! I can't even tell you how many runs I've missed! This has been a tough training period for me with vacations and surgeries and weddings! But, I have run marathons before missing runs and I'm telling you, everything will be just fine! Let me know how the leg is feeling and what the dr. says!

  9. You will be fine! I've run marathons when my longest training run was 16-miles so don't sweat it. I hope the Doctor gives you some good news and just enjoy the marathon.

    All the best!


  10. I think you'll be okay too. My marathon is tomorrow and I have pre-race jitters. I understand your concern/anxiousness, but I imagine you'll do just fine. Your legs will probably feel very fresh. :-)

  11. I hope you are paying close attention to all these comments! Geeze... right now I'm even starting to think I can run a marathon!

    Seriously, you'll be fine. Let your leg rest and take care of yourself. I'll be thinking about you a week from now. :)


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