RNRLA Half Marathon Training - Week 7/8

Race month is finally here! The countdown seems like it has been flying by and training hasn't really changed much from the previous two weeks. I have still been experiencing pain on my left leg (knee/ankle). Luckily it doesn't seem to be getting worse, but it's still just there. I still continue to take rest days to give my leg some time off, even though that's the last thing I want to do at this point. I haven't been able to go on double digit runs due to the slight pain, but I've been trying to at least get high miles in. 

The thing that got me most excited during week 8, was that RNR released the course for the half marathon and it's all routes that I've already ran through before with Nike Run Club and Blacklist LA, so there won't be any surprises there. 

I've been putting off going to the doctor to get my leg checked out because I'm scared to hear something negative and the doctor tell me I have to take days off from running (typical runner lol). So I've been doing everything possible to help reduce the pain/soreness by icing, elevating, taking meds to relieve any pain, epsom salt baths, foam rolling, and stretching. 

I notice that after rest days, I come back to my runs feeling great, but after 2 or 3 days of running, I definitely feel the soreness/pain kicking back in. At this point, I just hope the pain remains low and that on race day, I don't experience any pain at all. 

xo, DIANA KAREN