Training weeks, that is…
Yesterday, I may have had my worst run ever. And today I am paying for it. I ran 8.2 no good, very bad miles on a beautiful sunny day. My left calf was so tight that it made my foot go numb. Seriously. I stretched it about every half mile and finally, about mile 5, things loosened up. (Sign you are a distance runner – your body doesn’t start enjoying the run until you are 5 miles in…) For such a short “long run”, my body is feeling pretty sore today. Of course, it may have something to do with standing in heels for 4 hours on Saturday evening at a party.
But, in general, training is going well:
- I’m up past 30 miles per week, hitting my goal for Jess’ Winter Challenge
- I’m getting in double digit runs every other week
- I’m running with friends and generally enjoying the process
- I’m getting *plenty* of hill training
- My aches and pains are varied – no one part is giving me trouble
I’m debating whether this week will be a fallback week or not. I’m trying to build for three weeks at 5% and then take a fallback, but if today’s run feels anything like yesterday’s run, I’ll be cutting the mileage this week. My goal with this training plan is to stay flexible and listen to my body.
The big question for the week is whether I’ll run the 20K race I have on Saturday. It’s starts crazy late and we are having a bunch of people over for dinner at 5. Guess it depends on how productive I can be this week LOL.
Have you ever had a body part go numb when running? What did you do? I really don’t ever want to go through that again…