Umm.. wow. Yeah. Running, huh? I’m mostly sticking to the HH 10K Novice program though not without slip-ups.
Here we go:
+1 Challenging my pace (sub-10:00 woo!)
-1 Still painfully slow average on long runs
+1 Eating relatively well
-1 Haven’t been to yoga (scheduling issues, should be resolved for next Monday)
+1 Ran my longest run since 2008 (4 miles!)
-1 Slacking on consistent cross-training
+1 Hiked a bunch on Sat and biked frequently during the week
-1 Missed a run this week
+1 Think I can make it up and still get back on schedule..? Might be better to focus on strengthening & stretching
-1 Lost my Nike+
+1 Found my Nike+!
-1 Need to focus more on stretching and strengthening for injury prevention
+1 Running later today :)
There’s my pitiful update. The 4 mile run was pretty good. I averaged just over 11:00 but I think my slowest parts were due to a crazy headwind and/or battles with hills. My right PTT stiffened around 2.5 mi but didn’t get to painful point it did a few weeks ago. I finished the run fine and have resumed strengthening exercises for it. I felt good at the end of the run. At this point I’m just crossing my fingers that I can keep this up sans injury. And yes, I realize the answer to that is consistency with cross-training, stretching, and strengthening.
More on that tomorrow.