I’m still feeling the pain when it comes to my shins and I definitely had to run a lot slower this week, but I feel like I’m slowly getting back to normal, yay! I only ran three times, instead of the four I had planned, but I feel like my shins needed the extra day of rest so I’m okay with that. Also, I think I’m going to adjust my training plan so instead of going up a mile every two weeks, I’ll add on half a mile every week… it doesn’t sound like a lot to add a mile, but when you’re out there running it seems much much further! Half a mile extra a week sounds much more doable!
Here’s the plan for this week:
||3 m run/ BarM
||3 m run
||3 m run/ BarM
||4 m run
Don’t you hate it when you jinx yourself?
I think I must have jinxed myself when I said how running was finally feeling comfortable and natural, and how happy I was about it… la la la, running is glittery and fabulous. This week I feel quite the opposite… slow and sluggish, and my shins hurt like hell. Yay running!
At least I got to take pretty pictures outside.
this was right before I had to stop and stretch my legs, hoping it would help…
it didn’t… BOO
So, on that downer note, I’m going to share my training plan! If you click the picture you’ll be able to read it in normal size. It makes me really nervous just to look at it, the longest I’ve ever run is a 10k! That’s okay though, thankfully I have lots and lots and lots of time to sloooooowly increase my mileage. And hopefully my shins will take care of themselves. Silly shins.
Over the weekend I received my bib and wave numbers for the SF Half Marathon… omg it’s really happening! I’m going to post my full training plan later this week, but essentially I took Hal Higdon’s half marathon training plan and doubled it since I (luckily) have so much time before the race. In the meantime I will just going to continue running three miles at a time and fitting in Bar Method whenever possible. I’m happy because my speed has improved and I’m no longer having a huge mental battle with myself every time I head out for a run… it’s finally becoming more natural! Plus, the weather has been amazing here which really helps with the motivation factor. Take a look at that top photo from Saturday morning… it felt like summer!
What have I gotten myself into?!
I know I need to figure out a training plan, but for now I’ll just keep up the lower mileage runs until I have it all figured out. These pictures are from last week… two three mile runs and one 5 mile walk on Wednesday when we returned from the Grenadines!