Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Check this out! It came yesterday in the mail - proof positive that I've finally bitten the bullet (or lost whatever small vestiges of sanity I was holding onto)
And there's more proof if you could see my training program. Coach Chris has ramped up my k's big-time. My Monday run has gone from 10 to 16k and this week's long, slow run has jumped to 28k. The longest I've ever run in one go is 25 so from this Saturday on I'll be heading into totally uncharted territory.
I'm excited and I'm nervous. Coach Chris is a little nervous too - not wanting to tip me over the edge.
It's funny how a little thing like overtraining syndrome can really shake your confidence. Last year I would have been really pumped about doing these distances. I wouldn't have doubted my body's ability to adapt and thrive. This year I'm fluctuating between wild optimism and fear. But I guess coming back from any injury or illness is like that.
My Monday run was really successful. I have no idea exactly how far or how long I ran
(I forgot to charge my Garmin) but I'm guessing around 1:35 and 17k. The only bad part about the run was the service station attendant who told me that they didn't have a rest room - liar! I am grateful that it was a dark morning and there was a discreet tree nearby.
Tuesday I backed up at speed but took it a little cautiously. Monday and Tuesdays will be the only days I run consecutively so I get rest days fairly regularly.
It's going to be an interesting 9 weeks ahead.