Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Weeks 12 & 13: Gaining Some Ground Back

It's been a slow return to shape but I would have to say the last two weeks I have been gaining a little form back and starting to feel like my old self again. The long run this past Sunday really helped with some much needed confidence and I now actually feel like I will be able to run Boston with some decent form and respectable time. As I write, we have just under three weeks until race day and I intend to use each and everyday to my maximum to gain any extra fitness I can to have a wonderful experience. I think I'll be ok.  As far as the injury goes, the hamstring feels pretty good when I'm running but remains to be a little tight and I also have a little residual calf tightness in the same leg. I hope a good massage and stretch routine over the next week or so will iron that out.

Here are the last two weeks of training. It's nothing to brag about but I'm feeling better and that is all I can ask for right now.

March 17-23
M: 0 rest day
T: 12.6 miles, 1:32:00 felt good, *adam appt.
W: 3 miles, 30:00, treadmill *frustrated, very tight/sore
Th: 9.4 miles, 1:06:00, quicker miles in middle
Sa: 14 miles, 1:53:00, very windy and cold, poor footing
Su: 11.7 miles, 1:28:00 easy miles

Total: 59 miles

March 24-30
M: 5 miles, 41:50, easy recovery miles
T: 8 miles, 1:03:00, treadmill easy running + exercises
W: 13.1 miles, 1:31:02, Skyline, negative split run, very happy
Th: 4.7 miles, 38:08, extended cemetery
F: 10.5 miles, 1:15:30, smooth feeling good
Sa: 9.4 miles, 1:17:28, easy rolling miles, no issues
Su: 20.2 miles, 2:26:37, negative split run, hills of Lakewood, LRR. Very good!

Total: 71 miles

Years Total: 738 miles

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