I’m back!

In the first week of the new year, I ran 3 dismal miles. Stupid flu.

In the second week of the new year, I ran 18 miles! They didn’t all feel wonderful, but it felt good to be back on the plan.

Monday, January 8 – 3.0 miles / 29:00 / 9:40 pace
Treadmill before work. My breathing still felt off. I ran in new shoes!

Tuesday, January 9 – Rest.
Stretching and PT exercises.

Wednesday, January 10 – 4.0 miles / 36:39 / 9:10 pace
Plan called for moderate miles with a low 9 pace goal. This felt hard, but good to run fast. I ran a sub-9 pace for the last half mile.

Thursday, January 11 – Rest
I could not get out of bed this morning. I am getting close to 9 hours of sleep per night, which seems to be doing the trick in healing me from the flu.

Friday, January 12 – 3.0 / 28:36 / 9:32 pace
I’m still fighting some congestion, but this pace felt good for easy stuff.

Saturday, January 13 – 8.0 / 1:14:55 / 9:22 pace
This entire run felt off. My heart rate was unusually high. But I was able to hit my paces. I was supposed to finish in the low 9s. Mile 7 was a 9:11, and my legs were done and I couldn’t hold on to that pace.

Sunday, January 14 – Rest
My quads were sore when I woke up. That hasn’t happened in a while. I should have foam rolled, but I didn’t. I’ve got to get back in the habit of doing all the recovery things.

This current week I get to do my first tempo run, and I’m REALLY hoping to get some outside miles this weekend if they weather agrees. It’s BITTERLY cold today. Windchill was between -10 and -20 this morning, cancelling all surrounding school districts. But in true Kansas form, it’s supposed to be back in the 50s this weekend.

Stay neon!

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