25 miles this week.
It is not great but it is better.
Last time I ran 6 miles or more was June 10. I remember after that one I knew I was injured for real. Last week I had over 25 miles was that same week.
I am not back 100% but it is better. As I type this now, I feel some pain. It is mild but it is there. I ran 4 days in a row. Tomorrow I have to rest or at least not run.
Last night I sat down and make a training plan for Hood to Coast and Long Beach.
I am a little worried for Long Beach. I hope I will have enough time to be ready. I do not want a repeat of last year's LB.
It is frustrating to have to rebuilt the mileage base. I did not struggle to get 6 miles done but I think I would have had problems with 10 today.
Right now my #1 priority is to continue to get better and be pain free.
As far as training goes my focus is on Hood to Coast. I know I can cover the distance for my 3 legs, that is OK. I do want to run well. I am part of a TEAM and I don't want to disappoint my teammates.
I feel like this week was a breakthrough week for me. Taking shorter steps is an adjustment..I am tall and taking long steps feel more natural but I am sticking to shorter steps and I count them and getting closer to 180 means faster pace. This week all my runs were faster.
I have a race next weekend. I am going back to a 10K race I did last year. I don't feel ready to race 100%. I wish I was there but not yet. I have decided to go to the race and do the best I can THAT day. I am not chasing PRs in the hot summer time and I will
This will be a good test to see where I am at in preparation for HTC.
I will increase the Long Run by a mile each week until Long Beach with the exception of HTC weekend.
I have used my new shoes (Brooks Ghost 4) a few times this week and so far so good. They made it in my rotation!
I also have new socks that I LOVE.
My brother gave me my birthday gift 6 mos AFTER my birthday but it was worth the wait.
He got me these socks and this top from LULLULEMON!
I've never had anything from Lululemon before.
Ultimate padded run socks
I love them!
They are thin where they need to be and padded just enough under the heel and ball of the foot. Perfection. I wish I had more of those! Next Pasadena race I am going to visit the Lululemon store!
I also got this nice top that I have not tried on a run yet because well it is for the winter!
Run: Swiftly Tech Long Sleeve in purple. Love how it fits and the fabric is really nice. I was impressed that my brother knew what size to get me (mine is a size 4) . First time he gets me clothes since I lost 70+ lbs!