3.2 miles continuous! (YIPPEE!)
2 days in LA
Hey-oh! I ran over 10 miles total this week. Hard to imagine that in just four weeks, I should be completing 26.2 miles at the Olympic Trials. Don't worry - I'm not actually going to run 26.2 miles. I don't want to risk an injury, so basically my whole purpose over these next four weeks is to get my body used to running 6:10 pace for a sustained period of time so that I can at least run side-by-side with Meagan for some portion of the Trials race.
For the next two weeks, Garrett has concocted an unorthodox plan to get me back on track. He's consulted a former Duke Track Coach and two Duke PTs who helped a Blue Jays pitcher come back from surgery in practically record time. So, I am going with it.
Here's how crazy my comeback has been, keeping in mind that typically comeback involves running slow for like three weeks and maybe eventually incorporating strides:
- Monday: 10 minutes at 6:36 pace, 2:00 stop and rest, 6:20 for mile
- Tuesday: weight lifting + 30 minutes walk
- Wednesday: 3.6 total miles in 6:52 via 3 x mile with 2:00 stop rest in 6:11, 5:51, 6:15, 6:33 for a half mile, lifting
- Thursday: lifting
- Friday: 2.4 miles continuous at 6:17 pace, walked 30 minutes
- Saturday: 3.2 miles in 7:23 pace with Katie
- Sunday: walked 3 miles, biked 10 miles
I'm feeling good even though my calves and quads are very, very tight.