It took five weeks, but with yesterday’s 40 minute/4.5 mile tempo run, I hit 30 miles for the week. I’ve got to admit that 3.8 of those were done on the rowing machine, but the rest were done on my feet.
This week will wrap up the final week on my Higdon Advanced Recovery plan:
- Monday: 45 minutes erg. Somewhere around 5 miles (in lieu of 5 mile GA run).
- Tuesday: Intervals with Cal Coast. Somewhere around 5 miles.
- Wednesday: 45 minutes erg. Somewhere around 5 miles (in lieu of 5 mile GA run).
- Thursday: 6 mile general aerobic run
- Friday: Rest
- Saturday: 9 mile general aerobic run
- Sunday: 3 mile general aerobic run (in lieu of 5K race)
- Total: Around 33 miles
To be honest, I don’t feel like I’m recovered yet. I feel much heavier on my feet, and little pains still abound. I’ll put my nose to the grindstone and keep things moving. Hopefully the motion is forward and not sideways.
Part of my lack of motivation is no doubt related to the lack of any short term goals. I only have one race on my schedule – the San Diego RnR Marathon Relay – and as long as I can be competitive at the 10K distance I’ll be fine. Don’t get me wrong – I’m really looking forward to the event – I have several friends and family for who this will be their first 26 mile experience. I’m planning on being a one man cheering section – out on the course three or four times running people in and providing whatever moral support I can. But other than that, I don’t really have any firm plans. And where there aren’t goals and plans there is only ambiguity and confusion.
Time to move on. Time to choose a training regimen. Time to get a few goal races on the schedule. Time to get the show on the road. Remember folks – never confuse motion with progress.