Thank you all so much for the love expressed on my Blog-o-versary Giveaway post yesterday. I literally teared up reading your comments this morning. Words can't express. I need to do a giveaway like that more often! Ha!
As a newbie three years ago, I printed out a 16 week training plan and began running towards my first half marathon. I was scared to deviate or miss a run (like that would somehow stop me from reaching the finish line.) Now as I've gone through numerous training cycles, I keep a 'big picture plan' but take training week-by-week. This week has served as reason why...
After Monday's interval butt kickin' and a triple dose of cross training on Tuesday, my body was begging for rest on Wednesday. I have learned through the years to listen to my body when its upset. There is nothing I fear more than getting hurt. I did a little swap on my weekly schedule. Instead of a Wed morning tempo, I foam rolled and called it good. In the evening, I joined my Sole Sisters for our group run, however instead of darting along with the 10 min pace group, I took it easy and ran with the 11 minute group. Slow, easy and gentle on my sore quad muscles. It felt good and helped to work the soreness out. Feeling better today, I'll facing that tough tempo this afternoon... 2 miles easy, 2 miles @8:44 and a 2 mile cooldown. Man, I get exhausted thinking about it...
Do you ever flex or edit your training schedule?
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