- I have changed my schedule back to Monday through Friday and back to a mileage based training schedule.
- This old way is what I know and what I have done for too many years to feel totally comfortable with any other way. Yeah I am just old and like my routines.
Three things Running
1. I had over 25.0 miles for the week!!! Which means that I am getting back to running more normally again.
2. The more that I run in the Skechers GoRun2’s the more I like them.
3. I need to be careful, to ensure that I don’t go too fast or attempt to do too much too soon, but at the same I need to balance that with needing to keep pushing myself to do more than I think I can. It is a delicate balance, but one that I need to maintain.
Running Summary This Week
My running summary this week:
Monday –Good News and Another 1st Run. I got confirmation that my left foot wasn’t broken or didn’t have a stress fracture, so I decided to go for a run to see how it felt. There was no pain and the bruising was going away. I did just over a mile and it felt good.
Tuesday – Relieved and Moving On. I went for a 30 minute run and came back up, it was just an easy run and it felt good to just run. I was still a little meechy and attuned to every little ache and pain, but nothing hurt more than it should.
Wednesday – Light At the End of the Tunnel – This was the most intense workout that I have done since I injured myself on May 27th and it felt really good. The other part was that my Physical Therapist did a gait analysis and confirmed that when I run in the GoRun2’s that I land with a midfoot strike. This was my confidence building run that I have been waiting for.
Thursday – Town Office O/B. This was my first real hill run, since my injury, I wanted to do it, to see if the hill was going to bother me or not, for the 5K on Saturday, that has a good hill in it. The hill didn’t bother me and I felt pretty good the whole way.
Friday – Easy 7.0 Miler. I did a real long run of 7.2 miles and felt good the entire way. Yes I was tired at the end, but it did feel good.
Saturday – Peter Golding Memorial 5K Race – 7 people showed up and I finished 4th. However, I did what I wanted and made my “A” goal for this 5K – sub 25:00. I was a good boy and didn’t run the hills hard and when my Achilles started to tighten up after the big hill by the boat ramp, I didn’t push and just ran comfortably.
Sunday – As much as I hated to I took today off, I had 25 miles for the week and I felt tired. I ran more miles this week than I have for a while and I was beat.
Next Weeks Training Schedule
This plan is dependent upon how my Achilles tendon feels, while I believe it is going to be fine, if at any time, it starts to hurt, I plan to be conservative and stop or change the workout.
Monday – Trail Run 3.0-5.0 miles – Easy run/walk on the Quarry Road.
Tuesday – Speed Workout 6.0 miles – go to the track and do 8×400 at a comfortable pace (1:45 or so) with 1 lap rest in between, then dependent upon how I feel 1.0 mile at sub 8:00 minute pace.
Wednesday – Either Long run 8.0 miles 9:00 minute pace or go to Winslow for 5k Race just for fun.
Thursday – Trail Run or a Base Run 3.0 miles dependent upon on how I am feeling after Wednesday’s run
Friday – Recovery run 5.0 miles – Middle Road Loop
Saturday – Race
Sunday – Rest or Race
Here are my top ten posts for the past week based on page views:
- Some Heretical Thinking About Running Shoes
- Light At the End of The Tunnel
- Easy 7.0 Miler 7/26/13
- My Modified for Me Hanson Method
- Peter Golding 5K Race–Recap
- Relieved and Moving On
- Nike Free 4.0 v2 – After 50 Miles
- Good News and Another 1st Run
- Skechers GoRun2–50 Mile Review
- Altra Instinct 1.5 – 50 Mile Review
Holding steady around 154. Now I need to stop the ice cream and chips diet that I have been on too much – moderation is one thing, but I am not being moderate, especially when it comes to the ice cream.
Time to start getting back into race shape now that I am back to running fairly regularly. It is time to get this down to 145 again, which means that I have to start looking at what I am eating a lot more closely and less emotional eating.
My left Achilles tendon is finally getting better, it feels that I have turned a corner this week and have been able to do more with less pain than I have since the injury. Physical therapy and the “homework” I am doing is making a difference.
The Tailor’s Bunionette, which I consider the root cause of many of my running woes is feeling very good, especially now that I know how to treat it. I know that my shoes have to have wider toe boxes, no overlays over the bunionette and that I have to wear non-compression socks in that area, since making these changes, the foot is doing a lot better. I am also using the night splint to re-train the foot, so we will see how that works.
The hard part is finding those “right” shoes.
Skechers GoRun2: They are the only running shoe that I want run in right now. Here is my 50 mile review of them, which says everything that I need to say about the Skechers GoRun2’s.
- 7/31 – Roland Dyer Memorial 5K Race in Winslow – just running
- 8/1 – Bond Brook 5K Trail Race in Augusta – still not sure about this one, I should probably wait one more week to do trail running.
- 8/4 – Ron Paquette Riverfest 5K Race in Skohegan – just running
- 8/10 – Doc and Mardie Brown 5K in Waterville – again no racing.
The Bond Brook 5K trail race series have started and I would like to run/walk it this week. Since I am still not cleared for full hill running, walk the hills and run everything else.
I need to find a goal race for the fall, either a 10K , 10 miler or a half marathon, I should be in good enough shape to run/race one by late October – any ideas in the New England area?
The reality is that
It almost feels as though I have turned the corner and am starting to move forward towards recovery. I know that I will have some more setbacks, but at the same time like I said in a post earlier this week – there is a light at the end of the tunnel and I can see it. Even if it is still quite a ways off for me to get back to running like I was on May 3rd.