Thursday, May 1, 2008

Ummmmmm....change of plans!

After having a good conversation with Michael about my training and doing some more research (o.k. so google searches might not really count as research) I have decided to not speed train during this in-between marathon period.  But now that means I really don't know what I'm doing for the next two weeks as far as my training goes.  I really don't know how far to go each day.  I know that Saturdays will still be my long runs and I guess I'm going to try alternating walking and swimming and easy running days.  Today I did an easy, slow run of 6 1/2 miles.  It was actually nice to not have to stop and walk.  I thought it would go by really slowly compared to speed workouts, but it didn't.  I really think the speed work is good for me mentally more than anything else.  My hip flexors were getting tight towards the end I think because of all the walking I've been doing.  I was not meant to be a speed walker.  It hurts my body more than running!  I finished up with weight training for my upper body and abs, then stretched really good.  Janz and I walked about 3 miles last night and I'm going to see about swimming tonight since I'll be gone all day tomorrow.    I keep telling myself that it's only a few more weeks.  

1 comment:

anna jo said...

just treat this as a taper and try not to injure yourself! (coming from the girl who did injure herself and has had an extra long taper because of it) :)