I usually post this on Sunday, but as I am working on Sunday I am pretty sure I wont be doing any running, though I might do some on Sunday evening.
It's been an interesting week. I have come to a conclusion about the difficulty I had last week running. I'm not exactly over-training, but I was trying to cram in too many longer runs in a row. For example a normal training schedule for that week Would have been 7 miles/4 miles/4 miles/5 miles. I was trying cram in 7/6/7, SO I never really had any easier runs and was having very tired legs.
So, I am changing things up a bit and my next few weeks are a little better for having days to run.
THis week, I have done about 18 miles, rather than the 20 I have been doing, its just the way things worked out. I ran 7 on Tuesday on really tired legs I rested the legs the next day, and then on Thursday, I attempted to run 6. As I started things felt OK, but when I got to the down hill part of the first mile my legs really started to hurt terribly. I figured if I didnt want to go Down hill, I was not in good shape. So I bagged the run, and spent the Morning with the Dog. Fiddling around the pound.
had a great time at the pond…
I felt very relaxed….
I later ran 2 miles on a treadmill…and called it a day.
Today I ran 7 miles. Legs felt much better. The pacing was much better, and I was able to shave off a minute or two from my best 7 mile time.
Clearly I cant expect to do a 7 mile run and then a 6 mile run a day later.
I'm quite nervous about next week coming up in running. I have a Five Mile Race…which I don't want to finish last at. My training is all done on very large rolling hills. THe race is almost entirely flat, so that should be interesting… Plus I have my first 8 mile run in several months.
And I am getting new Mizunos in the mail soon!!!!
Whoo Hoo Running….