Five more miles in the books!
My plan calls for consecutive runs every weekend, with lighter mileage on Saturdays and long runs on Sundays. Yesterday we ran a 2-miler. Today’s long run was 5 miles slow.
Mother Nature provided another great morning for a run, and Blue provided great company. Blue trains for marathons when his schedule permits, but these days he’s kept it short and sweet. It’s been a treat to have him along for a couple of runs while he’s had a little down time.
Today I reached/exceeded my initial goal of 50 miles a month. And there’s still one more run on tap for May!
During my running season, I usually start light with 20-30 miles a month and increase the mileage to the 40-50 range. I haven’t calculated this plan’s monthly mileage yet, but this week, I’ve logged 14.
In another week or two, the volume climbs. I think I spotted a 20-mile week sometime in July…
It’s exciting to follow a plan, worrying only about weather interruptions. For years I ran with fibroids, which sidelined me a few days each month.
In 2015 in particular, I’d pretty much have to rest 6-7 days in a row, in addition to my standard rest days each week. Last November, after a lengthy decision-making process, I had a hysterectomy.
It’s freeing to run unencumbered now.
I’m curious to see how my body responds to the increased cardio, and I’ll be doing what I can to minimize injuries and stay strong, yet flexible in the coming weeks.