I have never been injured before and let me tell you I did NOT handle it good at all! I took a week off, then took 3 weeks running well under 30 miles. I know that in that time I couldn't have lost much of my fitness but I definitly gained a few pounds and every run certainly feels slow.
I am trying to build back into running 40 plus miles a week right now, if I do a 10 mile long run Saturday and 5 mile recovery Sunday I should get 40 this week.
Tuesday I wanted to get some speed in so I did a local 5k in Lowell. I felt completely miserable! Took off like a bat out of hell and ran the first mile in 6:20 then gradually slowed down to the finish and didn't even break 21! Ugh 21:08 was my finish and I was pissed.
The rest of the week hasn't been good for training mainly because that race I think out that sour taste in my mouth About my fitness.
I start my new job at Fox 17 Monday which means a whole new schedule! Anyone out there have advice for runners who need to adapt to change? I just want to get back on a routine so running doesn't rule my life but also gets the time it deserves.
I snapped a quick selfie after today's 6 miles in my neighborhood. I am smiling but I felt awful during the run. When I run from my house I end up running down hill 3 miles but coming back is like climbing a mountain!!