I think I’ve redeemed myself this week—week three’s mileage brings me to 31.45 miles, which gets me back on track for the eight-week challenge.
Did some speed work on the treadmill tonight: 5 x 400m at 5K pace. Not especially easy, but it wasn’t as bad as I anticipated. And the treadmill helps me to know how fast I’m supposed to be moving.
Yesterday I did a “long run” of four miles at the Y. It’s so stinkin’ cold right now that I hate venturing outside. In fact, I went outside for about three minutes on Saturday, but my cheeks were so cold, that I turned around and came home, which is why I spent yesterday afternoon on the indoor track. After the four miles, I did some plyometrics: butt kicks, high knees, bounds, and strides—twice each.
All in all, I can’t complain about how well I’ve bounced back from knee problems. I have a healthy lifestyles appointment at the Y on Friday, and my consultant is a runner, so I’m going to talk to her about my running/cross training/strength training/yoga/speed schedule. If all continues to go well, half marathon training starts Monday!
“The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat. ” — Albert Einstein