Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Biggest running week in a while...

I feel pretty good today because I'm almost back to my normal pre injury running.

Almost.. about 75% of the way there.

I've run 42kms in the last five days and feel pretty good about it although, I'm also looking forward to a two day break now!

I'm still not brave enough to venture outside. I don't think I'll cure that until I just ignore my fears and go out there. I just don't "feel" like a runner. I don't look like a runner...

Having said that, I know that when I do venture outside, I'm going to LOVE it...
I'm penciling in Saturday morning....

Total kms for March, 125kms

Hoping for a much better month next month!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Doubt and victory

Everytime, before I run, I have a feeling of dread.... like I'm not going to make it.

While I'm running I can think myself thru it and I make it just fine...

And today I ran 8kms which is a recent high... Not the 12kms a day I was doing a few months ago but still, it made me feel good.

Now I have 2 days break before my next run.

32kms in the last 5 days. Not to bad but I'd like it to be better...

Total kms for March 83kms

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Holding Steady

I feel like I'm almost there.

In the last four days I've run 6kms every day. 24kms in four days. I used to run 48kms in four days but that's ok... I'm moving forward and that's the most important thing.

I think my back is holding up pretty good too but I don't want to speak too soon!

So for now I'll keep going at 6kms a run and when I feel comfortable with that, I'll move on to a higher amount.
I still feel like my fitness is bad. By the time I'm getting to the last couple of kms I'm really hanging out for the run to be over but when it is over, I recover pretty quickly.

It can only get better I guess!

Total kms for March 51kms

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Hit a recent high

This used to be a casual, between training days run just to loosen myself up... but I ran 6kms this morning and it felt pretty good..

Taking my total to 27kms for the month

I used to run 60 kms in five days... In the last five days I've run 23kms
Such a far cry from where I was..

I just hope my fitness will build up quickly.

I'm still hanging in there though so I guess that's something...

Sunday, March 6, 2011

When to increase?

So I've been going along pretty good but I'm still only doing 4kms a run. The last two mornings I felt I could do more but I'm scared I'm going to increase it too soon. I've told myself that I should do another 4kms tomorrow and maybe only Tuesday and Wednesday increase it to 5kms.

Shouldn't be a problem right?

Physically I'm ok although I do have a bit of hip soreness... so I really don't want to push it too soon but I'm loving the feeling of being able to run again...

And I'm dying to do some decent kms..

Each time I get up I have a sense of "I can't do it. I've lost my ability to run again"
Don't know why that is but when I'm doing it, and especially at the end, I feel really good... so I try not to dwell on the negative and just get dressed and let whatever is going to happen, happen...

So I'm still hanging in there...

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Getting easier...

I still can't believe how unfit I had become. Not that I'm much better now but I'm better than not running at all!

I've run 4kms, 4 days in a row now. By today, the last day, I found it quite easy. I was almost tempted to run a little further but I don't want to make the mistake I have made in the past and do too much too quickly... so I'll keep it at 4 for at least one more time, then I might switch it up higher...

Anyhow, this was just a progress report.. I'm doing well, I'm still going, and hoping to increase my kms soon...