Week in Review, 27 March – 2 April 2017

This week was a bit of a breakthrough for me. I finally felt good again and put together 7 straight days of quality miles – not a lot of miles but more than I had hoped for. Going into this week, I was shooting for 30-33 miles for the week. I ended up finishing off the week with 35 miles, putting me a bit ahead of schedule.

I played soccer on Saturday. I did motions with my body that I haven’t done in years. Everything hurts. But I still got my long run in! Right now, I’m feeling good with my running, but I need to get going on my core & lifting routine. I want to lift a bit more strenuously this time around. Once I get a lifting routine nailed down, I will share that here as well. My runs this week are shown below.

Monday – 5.0 mi, 7:18/mi
Tuesday – 5.0 mi, 7:20/mi
Wednesday – 4.0 mi, 7:17/mi
Thursday – 5.0 mi, 7:11/mi
Friday – 5.0 mi, 7:16/mi
Saturday – 4.0 mi, 7:18/mi
Sunday – 7.0 mi, 7:17/mi

Totals – 35.1 mi

You can see all of my runs in detail on my Strava training log.

 

Training Plan for April 2017

This is not really a training plan. It’s more like a tentative mileage build schedule. My number one immediate goal is to build mileage and get into decent shape. I don’t really care about anything else. I just need to be consistent in the build. Below you will find my goal mileage build. I slowly increase my mileage to 50 mpw over the month of April and slowly build into a decent long run of 10 miles. No workouts, no progressions, etc. – just steady-state miles day in and day out. I may throw some strides in later in the month.

I suspect that somewhere over the next month I will find my love for running again. If you have any questions or suggestions, let me know in the comments below.

 

2017_aprilmileage

Week in Review, 19-26 March 2017

This was only my second full week of running again. Most of the runs were garbage – I was tired, sore and fat the whole time. In particular, my runs on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday were very rough. That’s to be expected this early, though. I mean, I’m out of shape. It’s normal. By the end of the week, however, I had a good 5 mi run at a decent pace. I feel like I’m starting to come back around – it will probably take 2-3 more weeks before I get comfortable, though. Below, I’ve totaled everything up for the week.

Monday – 4.0 mi, 7:10/mi
Tuesday – 4.4 mi, 7:21/mi
Wednesday – 4.0 mi, 7:22/mi
Thursday – 3.0 mi, 7:33/mi
Friday – 4.0 mi, 7:26/mi
Saturday – 5.0 mi, 7:17/mi
Sunday – 4.0 mi, 7:09/mi

Totals – 28.5 mi

You can see all of my runs in detail on my Strava training log.

Going forward, I need to develop  a training plan. Right now, I have no short-term goals. I don’t know how quickly I will get back into decent shape, and I don’t want to do too much too quickly. I will make a conservative, tentative mileage plan and post it here soon. For next week, the goal is 30-33 mi.