Thank you, Pete Pfitzinger!

Thank you, Pete Pfitzinger!

This week I officially started my pre-recovery/ running plan. I have been doing a lot of stress fracture recovery research and I found a great plan online by Pete Pfitzinger (Yes, the author of Advanced Marathoning.) I am a week and a half from my BIG walking test. If I can walk 60 minutes 3 times in a week I should be ready to start running. If all goes well (and I know that’s a big “if”), I will be using Pete’s recovery training plan for the next 7 weeks. I’ve made a few small adjustments but overall I really like his recovery plan. It can be found at:

By the end of his plan (which will be the end of July for me) I should be able to run 5 days a week, including short tempo runs. Obviously, I will be listening to my body and may need to make more adjustments but this is a very realistic plan. Then in August I can start my normal half marathon training for Soaring Wings in October.

Am I overthinking this? Probably. That’s what runners with stress fractures do. 🙂


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