Monday, September 14, 2009

Back to the grind

Today was my first day back on a rigid training schedule.  I feel well-rested after some lower mileage weeks.  The week of the race, I had about 24 miles and last week I only had 13.  I think I really needed a break.  I'm not sure how to describe this, but I noticed that last few weeks of hard training that my tibias felt sore.  I'm pretty flexible and generally sit in chairs or on the floor in weird positions (I will sit with my legs folded underneath me).  I noticed that when I put pressure on my tibias they felt sore/bruised.  It's really hard to explain, but I know that they didn't feel right.  Now they feel pretty good.  Hopefully I can jump back into 30-ish miles per week without that feeling coming back. 

Today I ran an easy 5 miler.  I meant to run before the sun came out and heated things up, but I didn't.  It was about noon when I got outside.  It got pretty warm out, about 86 degrees.  I ran it in 55:55.  I thought that was funny.  Heart rate averaged around 157.

I'm supposed to run 5 miles tomorrow, but tomorrow is the one day per month I work out of town and will be gone from 7AM to 8PM.  So, I won't be running tomorrow.


  1. I can't believe you ran in that heat! Just remember how easy your running will be when it gets a bit cooler.

  2. you definitely earned some time off/super easy after the race. hope the ache is gone for good!

  3. Hey, I'm from WV, too! Not too many of us... well, anywhere. :) I'm over in OH, but once a WVian, always a WVian. Best of luck to you in your upcoming half!

  4. Good job jumping back on the training! I've had that ache before and its not fun.