December 26, 2004
not a whole lot of interesting stuff
This week I ran 37.9 miles, the most since late September. Although I ran anywhere from 4 to 12 miles at a shot, all of it was about the same slow pace. My legs just don't want to go any faster at this point, and I'm ultra-conscious of any pain in my feet (or anywhere, for that matter). I often catch myself in awful form, with my right arm too high, stiff, and close to my body, and I know that's because I expect to hurt on that side. I *don't* hurt, but the body remembers.
Don't get me wrong. It's been a good week for running. In addition I put in 21 miles on the elliptical and almost 7 on the stairmaster. My "long" run (ha) this morning was 12 miles. My coach seems pleased enough with this progress to schedule a bit more mileage next week. I just wish I weren't so dang slow.
Posted by joe positive at December 26, 2004 8:11 PM
hey there joe positive! i totally know what you mean! i ran 30 miles this week and that felt like it was an enormous accomplishment given the injuries i have also had since sept. i am crossing my fingers and hoping to make it 40 this week!! hang in there - i think it is better to progress slow and steady than too quickly. i think you are doing awesome :)
Posted by: at December 27, 2004 1:06 PM
ooops. i forgot to post my name :)
Posted by: bridget at December 27, 2004 1:07 PM
I think building a base is really important. If you are not doing specific workouts I think running the mileage no matter what pace is doing some quality work for you. It always seems like a slow process but getting to the point where you have a strong base and are confident that you are injury free will be awesome! Stay positive and keep up the steady work!
Posted by: Mary at December 27, 2004 4:11 PM
HOW ARE YOU DOING??? I hope you had a wonderful New Year's and that all is well! I miss you around here :)
Posted by: bridget at January 6, 2005 3:34 PM