Today I went back for more and felt ever so much better. Today I ran 3 miles with 2 miles of walk breaks peppered in there. I could go somewhat faster and it felt completely good. I am wearing an ankle brace which helps me at least mentally. I am so happy to be running again. I know I have not been shy about my preference for biking but in Vermont the love of biking only takes you so far in the long off season. The trainer just doesn't cut it and that wasn't feeling so great either.
Last week I swam 4 mornings. I could tell my ankle was really improving so I skipped Friday with a short walk/run on Saturday in mind. Swimming was CRAZY this week. It was like January 1 and everyone had just made that New Year's Resolution. But people it is March. Why are you coming so early in droves now? I was at the pool before 6 the other morning and there were already 9 cars there and two women got out of the car next to me. The pool is not a big one. So far I have been able to get in but it's much more fun when not so crowded. I am glad I can reduce it this week and get some serious aerobic workouts in. It is hard for me to make swimming particularly aerobic with my lack of speed and whatever it is I am missing.
Now I am wondering what I do about my half marathon training plan. My first spring half is mid April. I don't feel I'll be ready for that but I have two more in the spring. I know people miss two weeks all the time and keep going but since I have options I am rethinking this. I have one on May 5 I think which is 9 weeks away. I am thinking maybe I will go back to week 4 of my training plan and train "hard" for that one. Then I also have one on May 29 or so and I could do that one but both Emily and Jameson will be racing it and I would like to just have fun and not worry so much about my time. The trouble is May 5 is a hilly one but a goal to do better than last year would be a worthwhile one IMO. Thoughts? How long have you missed and jumped back into a training plan? I am not sure how completely I can do it even now. This week will be a bit of a trial and error for me. I am still a little hesitant going down stairs and I can't do my stretches yet.
Unplugged Half - not feeling I'll be ready
Maple Half - hilly but at a good time
VCM - just want to enjoy the day
I also registered for two races this summer. I have been looking and looking and looking at the Shipyard Half in Portland, Maine. I like the course, the medals, the brewery putting it on. Those are good reasons right? I don't know about a half in mid July but oh well. I also registered for the Biggest Loser race at the end of July. Link on my sidebar for either of these races if you want to know more. This race is rather unique (involves a chairlift ride) and I couldn't resist. It is a 5K or a 15K. The problem is it is the day after my triathlon I have registered for so I went with the 5K option.
Love signing up for races!
Love running again!
What's rocking your world right now?