Tundra Trailblazers: Listen to your body

 

Well, we’re down to 3 weeks until race day, So far this year I am at 522 mi running, I have over 1400 combined running and cycling miles, today marks my Run streak day 884, and besides a tender knee, I am feeling great! I have been getting my long runs in on an old fashioned out and back country rod that has 4 ginormous hills on it, I have added running at The Nordic Ski trails (Also very hilly), and have been running with friends like crazy!  This has been one of the best trainings I’ve had for the Cellcom Green Bay Half Marathon that I can remember! The self confidence is up, (besides the tender knee that has me a little worried), but it’s all good. I will be coming into the race with confidence and have one of the best times of my life!

It’s very easy to get caught up in the training of the race, and forget to or neglect to listen to what your body is telling you. Last November I had a short (2 month) bout with plantar fasciitis, I backed down, let it heal and BOOM was back at it in February. I have added cycling in since it has gotten nice outside to my training, and that has been nice, also still doing 3 other cross training classes per week to help with strength, I’m honestly feeling like I’m in the best shape I’ve been in for this event, I have an 11 mile long run on the schedule for Sunday. We’ll see if my knee allows it, or if I have to wait for it, but I will listen to what it tells me, to avoid injury!
The kids have been working hard at their 5K training also, they are scared and excited, I will be doing this with them the day before the half.  My wife, well she says she is going to be the paparazzi with the camera.  We are making a family weekend out of it and enjoying the great city of Green Bay!  Below are some of the training pics from the last couple of weeks!

Clockwise from top left:

  • After a run and bike brick completed with my son!
  • One of the Hills at Nordic
  • One of the trails at Nordic
  • An awesome sunrise while out on a run
  • Having a blast on the trails

 

2016 Tundra Trailblazer,
Brad

 

 

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