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.