Base Building (54 miles)
I guess this is my first week you could say I’m back. I haven’t had any aches, pains, bumps or bruises (minus the normal ones) so I can start preparing for Spring Racing. From now until January I plan to run base, easy miles. By January I would like to have maintained this base and begin more races.
|Monday:||AM: 6.2 miles around the lake|
|PM: 1 hour AMT cross trainer|
|Tuesday:||6.2 miles around the Lake with Tim, core|
|Wednesday:||7.75 miles, easy|
|Thursday:||6.2 miles around the Lake with Tim (so cold), core|
|Friday:||7.5 miles around the Lake|
|Saturday:||13.8 miles with Tim|
|Sunday:||Tentative: 6.2 miles around the lake, core|
Last Sunday I took the day off to recover from my 10 mile race that Saturday. My legs felt heavy for a few days after the race last weekend (as they should). It was a 7 minute pace and that is the fastest pace I’ve run in 2+ months, of course I would be sore and have led legs until roughly Wednesday.
I mentioned last week that there is a lake right near my house and it’s a nice 10k loop to go around. This makes it easy because I know the distance and can just run. I don’t need to bring my watch or worry about time, pace or getting lost.
Saturday, Tim and I were supposed to do a 10-12 mile run but we got lost. While running around a lake, we took a side path which led to a state park. By the time we found our way out of the park we were at 10 miles and 3 more to go home. After I finished I thought about how I used to run that long nearly everyday…I can’t fathom that right now.
Next week thoughts:
I absolutely have no idea. I would like to keep my mile train rolling and keep with about how many miles I got this week. I’m running easy and untimed and nothing hurts so I would like to keep doing that.
This isn’t really that exciting of a post. I am glad to be back on track and running injury free. Now that I don’t have any aches or pains I can say that I have missed running more. The two weeks after the marathon wasn’t rough and a much needed rest but the three weeks that I was inconsistent were not enjoyable.
Questions for you:
How was your weekend?
Do you like base building or speed?
I like the period of base building where I do races for speed. (Which is essentially my entire training).
A poll for you…