So in the big news of the week- I ran 3 days in a row this week! This is a big deal, because since my foot issue (that started back in February)- I have been either NOT running (and ellipticall-ing) or running every other day and keeping things easy.
Well friends- this was a new week- and the last week of my “reverse taper” to get back into the swing of things. I am happy to report that for nearly all of my runs I did not think about my foot or feel my foot or begin to panic about my foot- which is HUGE progress. Those of you who have been on the injury train know what I mean- it is an endless battle of over-thinking and self doubt.
We’ve all seen things like this, right?
So- what HAVE I been up to?
3/16- 7 miles total: 2 miles w/u, followed by 5 mile race. See my weekend things post for detail.
3/17- 1 mile with Isaac (really, it was off- but I am counting every mile that my dog actually runs)
3/18- 13 miles, pace ranging from 7:53 to 8:49. total time: 1:52
3/19- 1 mile with Isaac, 6.2 on my own. Isaac’s mile is about 9 minutes. My 6.2 were 53 minutes.
3/20- 10 miles, 1:24
3/21- (today)- planned- XT or OFF
3/22- 20 planned miles with Nicole!
planned total (Sun.-Sun)- 58.2 miles- possibly a touch more if I run on Sunday (undecided).
Cardiovascularly, I feel like it is taking more effort to run – but I am not really surprised by that considering I had weeks of 0, 20, and 30ish miles for the last month. What I am excited for is that while my 13 miler felt like drudgery and I was tired- by yesterday’s run I was full of energy and enthusiasm.
I am still working on my race schedule for the spring. Most likely it will include as many races in the New England Runner Pub Series as possible- and that series begins with a 5 miler on April 15th down in Jamaica Plain (Boston). Prior to that I have a 5k on the schedule next weekend- but I am not prioritizing it. More than likely I will do my long run the day before the race, so I will probably just do it as a “fun run”.
Oh, and we are getting down to the wire for BOSTON. ahhh!