I managed to finish three-thirty minute runs this week, and it felt as if I have never run before in my life. That might be a slight exaggeration, but I am more sore than those runs should warrant. It was encouraging that I was not overly winded, but my body has to catch up to my lungs.
One major difference from training last year is that I am trying to run on grass as much as possible, which should be somewhat easier on the joints, if slightly more difficult on the hip flexors and other muscles. Here's the run-down of the week. I'm still taking it pretty easy.
|General Workout||Rest/ xtrain||Easy Run||Rest/ xtrain||Tempo run||Easy Run||Rest/ xtrain||Long Run|
|Planned 2009-12 Workout||Rest/ xtrain||6 mi @ 9:45||Rest/ xtrain||6 mi @ 9:45||Rest/ xtrain||Rest/ xtrain||6 mi @ 9:45|
|Actual 2009-12 Disney Workout||Run 6.3, walk 2 mi||6 mi in 54 min||Rest||
Walk 2 mi
|4 @ 8:54, walk 2 mi||4 @ 8:54, walk 2 mi||
walk 2 mi
|Actual 2011-12 Boston Workout
||Leg ST||Run 30 (3.2 mi)||Rest||Run 35 (3.6 mi)||Walk||Rest||Run 35 (3.1 mi) & paddle 1:15|