After my run, I stopped for a while, coughed up a lung, and then made it to the gym for some stretching and core work. The core workout I've adopted was the one in this month's Runner's World magazine. If you are interested, the workout is here.
This morning my lower abs are *sore*! But it was good to get out again. Today will be an easy six miler around the Upper Back Bay.
Finally - I want to thank all that have sent their get well wishes. The Running Gods have not been nice since about the middle of December. The last good run that I got in without pain was right after Thanksgiving. Right now I'm still trying to shake this cold, my lower abs are screaming, and my right groin is a little sore. I am *happy* that I have decided to not try for a spring marathon. I think I need to just put in some slow and steady miles and strengthen everything up a little!
Here's my plan for the rest of this week:
- Today: 6 miles easy
- Wednesday: 4 miles easy
- Thursday: 6 miles easy
- Friday: Rest
- Saturday: 12 miles easy
- Sunday: 4 miles recovery
That will put me at 36 this week. I'm going to be like the tortoise - slow and easy....