Finally back to running!

I took more than a 3 week break. I was going through some stuff, so couldn’t keep up. On Monday Apr 6 I ran 2 miles. On Tuesday I ran 4 miles, and at 5mph, so my legs hurt like mad the next day. Took 2 days break to recover, then again ran 6 miles on Apr 10, Friday. This time at 4.7 mph. My legs did hurt yesterday, and are hurting a bit today, but not like mad. I can do a short run.

This was week 4 day 3. It was crazy hard – I really pushed myself every min. I wanted to get back on track. I have lost a ton of time and don’t have any to waste. I have decided to switch to a 12 week training plan now. I’ll go slow with more breaks than prescribed, but I’ll still have a shot to do my half marathon on June 13. The main goal is to never give up, right? 🙂 My main motivation – even if I don’t manage to complete my run at the marathon, I’ll go there and do as much as I can. And hopefully will be able to push myself to somehow run the whole thing! I did do a 6 mile run after all! Of course it was on a flat treadmill, haven’t done any hill training, which I’m sure will be crazy hard. Still, 6 miles is something! 🙂 And I still have a month and a half at least to prepare some more! 6 more weeks of training time!

Since I have done 6 miles, I’m considering myself to have done week 4! So I need to start with Week 5 day 1 today – which is a 4 mile run. I have to run 5 times a week to keep this schedule. The intensity builds! 🙂

  Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Week
1
off 3 miles 3 miles 3 miles off 3 miles 4 miles
Week
2
off 3 miles 4 miles 3 miles off 3 miles 4 miles
Week
3
off 3 miles 4 miles 3 miles off 3 miles 5 miles
Week
4
off 3 miles 5 miles 3 miles off 4 miles 6 miles
Week
5
off 4 miles 5 miles 4 miles off 3 miles 7 miles
Week
6
off 4 miles 4 miles 4 miles off 4 miles 8 miles
Week
7
off 4 miles 6 miles 4 miles off 4 miles 9 miles
Week
8
off 4 miles 6 miles 4 miles off 4 miles 10 miles
Week
9
off 4 miles 6 miles 4 miles off 3 miles 11 miles
Week
10
off 4 miles 5 miles 4 miles off 4 miles 12 miles
Week
11
off 4 miles 5 miles 4 miles off 3 miles 6 miles
Week
12
off 3 miles 5 miles 3 miles off 2 miles 13.1
miles!
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