This week was all about keeping things going here in Panama City after that vicious 17-miler on Saturday. I literally thought I had injured something in my knees and was concerned for a couple days about my ability to stay on schedule. But since I haven’t been able to train with my group and coach, it’s been good to have my mom around during the training, since she ran a few marathons herself back in the day and can empathize with all the various training issues. (Of course, she thinks it’s a little crazy to attempt a marathon without a consistent running foundation of at least 2 or 3 years, and I have to agree.) Here we go:
Sun – 1-15-12: 30-minute casual walk (Panama City). Still feeling pretty sore from last Saturday’s 17-miler. Hard to imagine being ready to go again on Tuesday.
Mon – 1-16-12: Weights at the gym (#1 HST-style routine – 10-rep feature.) Getting back into the more frequency/less volume thing this week.
Tue – 1-17-12: 6-mile run at a 10:07 pace. Turned out to be not so bad today. I recovered reasonably fast from last Saturday.
Wed – 1-18-12: Workout #1: 7-mile run at a similar pace as yesterday (10:09). Workouts #2: Weights at the gym (#1 HST-style routine – 10-rep feature.)
Thu – 1-19-12: Day off
Fri – 1-20-12: Weights at the gym (#1 HST-style routine – 10-rep feature.)
Sat – 1-21-12: 14 miles, tougher than I thought they would be. Had a nice route planned out that took me over the bay bridge and back, here in Panama City. But again, this fatigue in my knees – especially my left – really hindered my pace. I even made it a point to walk for short stretches here and there as I drank some water (hence my slow-ass 11:13 pace). I didn’t care, though. I just wanted to log the miles today and not wind up walking up stairs like a broken-down old man like last weekend. To that end, I did okay! This was way easier than last Saturday…