I have been such a stud lately – I have amazed myself. The Plan ended up becoming this
April 13 – 6.38 mile Run – Avg pace 10:35
April 15 – 25 mile Bike Ride, 5.42 miles run. Avg pace 10:34
April 16 – rest
April 17 – swim 2000 yds.
April 18 – Run 6 miles. Avg pace 10:13
April 19 – Swim 2600 yds. Run 3 miles Avg pace 10:13
I was so proud of myself. All that cross training and those times! I was also proud of myself for swimming and running on Wednesday because I went to an awards program and ate a couple of donut holes Tuesday night so I really kind of had to do that. But mostly I was jazzed about that pace – 10:13!!!
Alas, somewhere around last Tuesday I notice a little pain in my left calf. I chose to ignore it. It seemed like it was going away until yesterday when I ran and noticed that it was not going away – it was lingering. I did a little googling and it seems that the pain I have is often the first symptom of an over use injury. Sigh….
I scuttled today’s running plan (6 miles) in favor of rest. I will probably swim tomorrow but not run. I am supposed to go on a hilly, hard bike ride on Saturday but I’m thinking that maybe a not so hilly ride followed by a 6 mile run is better.
Hopefully the leg will settle down and I can get back out there and keep that pace thing going. Who knows, maybe I’ll even get a running skirt to see if it helps because who wouldn’t want to look like this?
I actually think I need a coach to help me with my biomechanics but I can’t afford that right now. If you know of a good book that helps with form please let me know!