Recovery Week

     In all training plans, there has to be time for rest and recovery. Even if you are making your own plan, based on your experience, you have to back off from your training every once in a while to let the body adapt. I’ve always been a fan of “stair stepping”. I’ve been building my time running each week for the past three weeks, so week number 4 is going to be easy. At the start of week 5, I’ll start where I left off at the end of week 3. So here…we…go….

    Wednesday was a one hour treadmill session. Total distance for that trip is 6.21 miles. I spent the first 20 minutes just messing around with my running gait and foot strike but then I found an AWESOME button on my treadmill. Youtube!!!! Linked right in on my display screen. I loaded up a video for PEOPLE ARE AWESOME 2014 and had a blast!! People doing tricks on bikes, parkor running and my favorite, the people who jump off mountains in those squirrel gliding suits! (Don’t tell Laura but I WANT to do that so bad!!!!).

Let me give you the breakdown, keeping my heart rate at 143 or below.

Mile 1   10:05
Mile 2   9:08
Mile 3   9:06  !!!!
Mile 4   9:22
Mile 5   10:04  Ok. That one slowed me down.
Mile 6   10:07

Nice. Fun. Love seeing those low times and staying at my MAF heartrate.

Recovery week, remember. I’ll only get one more run in during the whole week.

Saturday morning run from the shop….. apparently a LONELY run from the shop.
50 minutes – Total distance 4.93 miles

Mile 1  9:43
Mile 2  9:53
Mile 3  10:34
Mile 4 10:21

Just not feeling it. Tired (4 hours sleep). SO glad that I did a recovery week. I know, though, that I’m going to be ramping everything up next week. I’ve got a BIG April coming up for running.

More to come

Rest day, but let’s get geeky

So it’s a little small but this is the first four miles of every MAF run (and therefore EVERY run) I’ve done since 1/27. 3 weeks in and I can see a lowering of my pace for each mile. Yes there are some days that the numbers are high, and some that they are low. I’m trying to narrow down why those are like that. Overtraining, stress (for slower times). Running partners, EPIC weather days (for faster times).

1/4 of the way done. I have no actual time goal, just to see improvement. From the day I started this, I’ve noted that the Ocean City Half Marathon was 12 weeks away. Sounds like a good test bed….

I’m going to take today off (thanks to a few friends and Call of Duty until 2am). Sometimes you just have to unwind a bit. See you on the roads tomorrow!!!

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