Wednesday, February 15, 2012
This is officially week #3 of my marathon training. As most of you know I had to take week #2 off because of my back problems. It feels good to be right back into it. Luckily for me the first couple of weeks of training is not much different than my normal runs. So it makes it easy to jump right back in. My back is still achy, but no real pain. I make sure to keep up with my PT stretches.
Ran a easy 4 miles on Monday and rested on Tuesday. Today I ran a good, very hilly 8 miles through the streets of Hopkinton, MA. during my lunch hour. Tomorrow I plan another 4ish and take Friday off. I'm a little weary about cross training after my rope jumping incident. I might just do some swimming at local gym. That should be safer for me :)
I just realized that I haven't done any races since Thanksgiving. I've been slacking!!! My next schedule race is the New Bedford Half in March. This will be at about my halfway point in my training. I have to start looking for a couple more to throw in the mix. I was invited to be part of a Ragnar race in May, which would have been awesome..... but it lands on my weekend that my training calls for a 20 miler. I'll have to get creative if I do plan on running it.
I want to say "hi" to my family & friends now following me via Facebook. Funny how I can let the whole world read my blog and not think twice about it. But when it came to inviting you guys to read it, I was a bit nervous.... NO, a lot nervous about it. Thanks for the positive response. I really appreciate it.