07 February 2009

What Have I Been Doing

I have not posted in almost a week. I also have not ran in almost a week.

Sunday night, after that incredible run I had in the morning, I started feeling some pain in my legs. I decided to rest for a couple of days and then do a real easy run Wednesday morning to see how they feel. I want to make sure that I am good to start my Broad Street training and stay injury free.

Well Wednesday morning brought 8 inches of snow in my area. South Jersey got anywhere from four inches and some people have told me areas got even more than eight. So my Wednesday morning was spent shoveling snow rather than running. The good thing is that my legs felt good even after shoveling for two hours, and there was really no pain in the legs all week.

Today I will do an easy three. I decided to wait until the afternoon since the weather is warming up today, and I have a feeling that this run will be pretty nice in 40+ degrees and a nice change from the teens we felt all week.

Other than that, I finally made a set in stone training plan for the Broad Street Run. I used Smart Coach at Runners World to give me two different training plans and then I mixed in elements of both to create a nice one that I am comfortable with. I start next week and hopefully end with the race on May 3rd.

So now it is time to catch up on blogs that I read. I am having running and blogging withdrawal so you will probably see another post from me this afternoon or evening.

7 comments:

Some guy named John said...

Shoveling snow counts as cross training, you know ...

Pat said...

running bloggers never blog as much this time of year. unless, they live in a warm state.

Hope the snow melts so you can get some good running in.

Kim said...

Glad you're back. Hope your legs are feeling stellar.

lindsay said...

glad to hear you put a training plan together! hope the legs are feeling better too. do you ice them/ice bathe after your long runs at all? or even just sticking your calves/shins/feet in a bucket of ice water would be helpful. not sure what kind of aches and pains you were having but i know an ice bath is always good after a long or hard run! shoveling snow definitely counts as a workout! i've never done it but i've heard enough to know i wouldn't be rolling out of bed the next day:)

SuperDave said...

I think after the snow and cold dissapears your running will get a kick start.

Brian said...

You wont be disspointed with the RW smart coach. I like your idea of mixing 2 up to get some variety. I am doing now now with RW for a half on sunday and then switching to a Hal Higdon marathon training plan

Sonia said...

hope the legs are all better now. And congrats on being part of the reasonable bunch who stops running when it hurts... remark I never said I was part of said bunch... ;-)