Alrighty then -- thought I'd join back up with the blogging world after my months plus absence. No real reason for my disappearance other than I've been pretty busy with work and really didn't have all that much to say. Each post would have been something like 'went for a run, am exhausted, building back up sucks' so I spared myself the writing and anyone else the reading.
But -- let me tell you, last week my body was all welcome to the 30 mile range -- and by that I mean after 3 weeks at 30ish miles I FINALLY didn't feel like I wanted to die. Or sleep. All. the. time.
So this is what I've been up to since I was last around these parts:
6/25 to 7/1 -- 22 miles
7/2 to 7/8 -- 26 miles
7/9 to 7/15 -- 27 miles
7/16 to 7/22 -- 9 miles (didn't mean to take the week off but silly life)
7/23 to 7/29 -- 31 miles
7/31 to 8/5 -- 30 miles
8/6 to 8/12 -- 33 miles
Pretty decent and relatively sensible mileage build up not withstanding my 9 mile week (it was supposed to be a 20ish miler -- oh well). But let me tell you, it kicked my ass. In the whole scheme of running this isn't all that much mileage but being old and exhausted, it felt like I was running 100 mile weeks (not that I'd know what that felt like or anything). And I was starting to panic because I really wanted to have comfortable 30 mile weeks to start CIM training. Thankfully about last Wednesday it all settled in -- I started sleeping better, feeling better and my body seems to have adjusted.
WHEW -- because today is day 1 of the CIM training schedule.
Yikes. The only thing I'm thinking about now is getting to the starting line -- funny how that now is the main goal. After the Foot Ordeal of 2012, I no longer take starting a race for granted. However, I'm sure as it gets closer I'll allow myself to actually think about finishing.
In other news, I've also been doing all my core exercises -- roughly 20 mins a day for 5 or 6 days a week. I've been pretty consistent amazingly enough and I am finally starting to see the difference it is making. I've still got lingering aches and pains -- but I think will all the adjustment my back has been through, that is to be expected.
So that's it for now -- I'm sure I'll be posting more and at least once a week so I've got record of this training. I'm super excited and very nervous. I think once I get past the 5 week mark (when I got the stress fracture back in the winter) I'll feel better. Like I made it through the magic point. It is also a bit scary as I'm running a half that week -- same as I did last Feb. So once that is over and the week is past, hopefully the nervousness will fade until the end.
So here we go again...