Sunday, November 29, 2009

Building back up

It really sucks going slowly.  I've been feeling great since the marathon and really trying to stay within myself.  Prior to the marathon I was running once a week due to injury and since the marathon am slowly building back up to running 5 days a week.  The goal remains to stay injury free which means I have to be intentional in my build up.  I know how to do it and to do it right I MUST go slow.  Today was the prime example, feeling great we got ready for the run.  How far??  7?  5?  No, I sat down at my log and looked what we had been doing.  We ran 17.5 last week and were already at 18 for this week, meaning any more than 3 miles would be stretching it.  It was a fine 3 miles, but I could have gone longer.  I know that within a few weeks I'll be where I want to be, but patience is not one of my strengths.  Just 5 or 6 more weeks of slow increases and then I'll be able to play with a nice base of mileage for a while.  The bright side is that we killed the 3 miles and really made them count!!

Miles trained today: 3
Days till the Manhattan Half: 56

1 comment:

Joe said...

In 5-6 weeks, we will be wishing a 3 mile run counted for something, because they are so nice and quick!