I have committedagain to the regiments of training for a marathon. This will be the third for me. It wil be Kelowna's BMO Okanagan Marathon. This week I pushed my times to see if I could get back to my old ones and am taking a few days to rest my poor butt. Literally! Stretching my hip flexors and massaging will keep the injuries that come to me with speeding up away!
Its been a humid summer for running which is a hinderance to speed for me as well, but I am seeing good gains. My goal was to amp up the mileage to over 40 km per week and keep raising it.
Have you signed up for a fall marathon? The serious training starts soon depending on your plan. One rule I try to stick to is to not increase more than 10% per week in mileage for the long run and over all, as I pay for it in injury, feeling it in my glutes. Stretching and masaging helps stave off long bouts of recovery. Happy training everyone!