Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Just back from my first run of the week and thought I would post my schedule. It's getting up there now - 22 miles a week! I just had a great first run of the week too. My left calf was still tight from my 9 miles on sunday, so I thought before I left i'd probably bail on a long one and do my short one tonight, but wow, I got in the zone and off I went! I'm getting there!
Monday - Rest (eat pizza and drink wine with Laura!)
Tuesday - 5 miles
Wednesday - 3 miles
Thursday - 5 miles
Friday - Rest
Saturday - 50 minute swim
Sunday - 9 miles
Shoe Update - So I kept the shoes. I still seem to get really tight calves when I run, but I haven't had the numbness issues as much (occasional, but not run stopping). I've been more diligent about stretching and now always ice them for ten minutes after, that seems to keep the soreness to a better level. It's something I was hoping would work it's way through, but it's interesting it's still with me, even now when i'm a much stronger runner than I was and have lost some weight too. Definitely much improved with stretching, so I think maybe I need to go to a yoga class to get my flexibility back.
Interestingly when I do my runs at Diamondhead on the weekend, where i run around the park first (~2 miles) and then up, I don't get as sore, even though my mileage is more than my weekday runs. I think going on the flat I just warm up better, whereas here, it's all down to start and maybe I just don't get as well stretched out prior. I also tend to try and rush more on the weekdays, as i'm usually fighting daylight by the time I get home from work, whereas the sunday run is dedicated, early morning and maybe i'm just more focused on it.