Running 201 Prerequisite: Running 101. Being able to put one foot over the other without tripping over your feet.
With this blog, I'll try to give daily/weekly tips for all runners of all abilities. Hopefully, I'll be able to pass some of the knowledge this amateur running has gained to others. Or maybe you can just leave a comment criticizing my grammar, spelling or ideas. Both are fine.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Training Program? What's That
Remember in that last post when I said I would try to post my training everyday? I lied. This post will be brief because I'm tired and I want to go to bed.
Yesterday was a recovery day, and it was a slow recovery day at that. I could feel it in my legs and just kept it easy. Never really felt comfortable on the run, but got it in. Details:
Distance: 5.23 miles
Weather: 44F, Sunny
After the run, and since I was done with Week 2 of the 100 push-ups program, I did another max test. The first test I did was 17, yesterday was 34. Nice progress I guess. Onto week 3.
Well this morning I was originally going to do 11 miles. However, both kids had friends sleepover last night, I mowed and edge the lawn last night and didn't get to bed until 11:55pm, which is way late for me. So I decided to sleep in until 7:30am (Whoa), and didn't really feel like running 11 miles, so decided to do my 7.3 mile loop in 1 hour, and that is exactly what happened. The run was OK, legs still don't feel fresh and fast, but with my longest run being 9.66 miles since Boston I can't expect much. The real training/running will start the beginning of June.
Distance: 7.34 miles
Weather: 65F, Sun
The rest of the day was spent opening the pool, which always seems to take forever, buying annuals for the yards (we bought 5 flats of impatiens with 72 plants in each flat), and planting said flowers (half of them). I probably should get ready for my trip coming up on Thursday....