I’m in the uncomfortable zone.
I had one good week of running, and I feel darn good about it.
But here we are two months later.
So with that, I’ll just say I had one good week of training. Not a comeback, but also my best week of training since June.
As I mentioned last week in my monthly recap, my goal is to run about 45 minutes or 5 miles most days with appropriate rest as well as a long run. I want to recreate a foundation and base to keep my body healthy. This will stay a trend until I feel good. We will see where next week takes me.
For me, this is also a critical time because I’m most susceptible to injury. I haven’t been consistently running mileage. I have been running enough, but it hasn’t been as consistent as training.
This critical time is when begin to pay more attention to recovery including stretching, foam rolling and more frequent deep tissue massages. Yes, pricey but less than a trip to get a Xray or even MRI. Plus, I haven’t spent much in running shoes or race entry fees, so it all evens out.
|Monday:||45 minutes running|
|Tuesday:||45 minutes running/15 minutes core|
|Thursday:||45 minutes running|
|Friday:||45 minutes running/15 minutes core|
|Saturday:||45 minutes running|
|Sunday:||Long Run: 55 minutes|
Total: 30-33 miles
While boring, it’s all part of the process. I took quite a bit of time away from training, so it’s important to build back a strong foundation. I don’t want to commit to actually “training” until I have the time, but I do my schedule is going to begin to free up soon.
Questions for you:
How long do you typically stay in a base building, easy running mode?
Do you get deep tissue massages?
I love them!