May began “seriously” getting back into running. As I’ve mentioned in a few previous training logs, my goal for the foreseeable future is to build a base. I’ve run my PRs when I’ve run anywhere between 70-80 miles per week with speed work. While that’s not in the immediate future, I will hopefully build back there.
This week completes six weeks of not running and six weeks out. Twelve weeks ago, on March 1, I got my calcaneus stress fracture. In the coming weeks, life completely changed but not because of my broken foot. Sometimes it felt trivial to talk about a broken foot when the world was a mess. Honestly, it’s gone by fast. I haven’t seen some friends since I had a broken foot and it feels as though March, April, and most of May have gone by quickly.
Another week of running down and for the most park, I felt fine, just tired. As I’ve mentioned, eventually I’m going to stop blogging about my calcaneus stress fracture and recovery. Truthfully, I worry (for no reason), when I stop blogging about it, I’ll jynx it and it will come back. Which I fully realize is an irrational thought.
Another week has gone. In two weeks, I’ll have run for as long as I rested. As time keeps ticking on and my miles increase, my foot feels fine.
How to Stay Motivated to Run (With No Races)
Right now, it can be hard to stay motivated to run. For some of us, we don’t race, so the lack of races doesn’t change how we run. For others, we miss racing. We miss running with others and we miss having a concrete goal to strive for. Just because you can’t race, doesn’t mean you can’t be motivated to run. That being said, like anything, there is no right or wrong way to do the pandemic. Just be healthy and be safe.