TITLE: Getting Back to Normal
AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford
DATE: March 06, 2007 10:19 AM
This "slow and steady" thing is starting to pay off. Last week,
I ran a week of four-milers, six of them. That doesn't seem
like much after four years of marathon training, but...
While recording mileage in my running log, I noticed that this
was the first time I had run four days in a row since January
2-5, and the first time I had run five in a row since
November 27-December 1. These weren't fast miles,
for the most part, as I let the "run come to me" every day.
But then on Friday, I had a pleasant surprise. I found
myself falling into a steady, comfortable run -- at
sub-marathon goal pace. It felt great! Even better, I didn't
feel too sore or tired over the weekend, and so was able to
finish off my week outdoors on the ice.
This week, my goal is a week of five-milers, six of them. I
ran right at MP on the track this morning, with the rest of my
runs for the week planned outdoors. Tomorrow, I head to
in Covington, Kentucky ("the other Cincinnati"). My more technical
readers can look forward to some CS-specific writing in the next