Monday, February 20, 2012

1 Week down...11 to go....

So I finished the first week of my new training plan and it went pretty well.  I was a little worried about going right from a shortened marathon recovery period into a plan that starts right off at 35 miles per week.  I'm feeling a little fatigue in my legs, and my knee is talking to me a little more than I'd like, but that's to be expected.   The last time around I had placed a priority on getting to the starting line without injury, and I did that.  However, I wasn't as prepared as I should have been, so I'm shifting my priority a little so that I can get more miles in, and accepting that there will be some soreness along the way.  I'm hoping that the plan is a little aggressive for my current level of conditioning and I'll adapt as time goes on.  I ran very little for the 2 weeks before and after my race, so it seems reasonable to assume my conditioning has waned a little.   I'm trying to look at the soreness as the price of some slacking off the first time around.  I am very determined to fulfill this training plan, and use it to run a sucessful race in May.   I may have a little flexibility now with my race in May as I might be able to run a later one if I need an extra week or two, so in that respect, things are going OK.  I'll be starting week two today and I'll keep you all posted on my progress.

As always, thanks for reading.  ( Feel free to tell your friends about the blog )

-Greg

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