I'm still being uber-careful, taking it really easy, doing the run/walk thing at times and subbing cross training for some miles.
Saturday was wonderful. I was secretly dreading going 16 miles at a 12:00 pace, but the pace team turned out to be just wonderful and made the miles fly by, even though we were down to a mere 3 people once the halves turned back!
Michele H., the 12:00 pace coach, gave some sound advice for after the run: When you get home, stay on your feet for a half hour before retreating to the couch. That is supposed to reduce stiffness. It was difficult to do, but I took Miss Lizzie for a walk and cleaned up around the house a bit. She was right! When I woke up from my nap my legs felt much better, and there was just mild stiffness Sunday morning!
I ended last week with 28 miles -- 17.5 running, 7.5 run/walking and 3 walking. I'm counting all my dog walks now -- miles are miles!!
This week I'm going to try and ween myself off the cross-training (even though I teach four times this week!) I'm also going to try and find a simple weight lifting program to start rebuilding my strength (New Rules of Lifting needs to be shelved, I need light weights!) I bought a book on balance training awhile back, maybe I'll try that!
I'm also doing my stretching every night, takes up a good chunk of time but it keeps me caught up on all my favorite shows LOL!
Plan for the week:
Monday: Run/walk 3.5, Elliptical 13 minutes, dog walk .5 miles
Tuesday: Run 3.5 -- attempt hills but don't push it, Spin, maybe lift
Wednesday: Run or run/walk 3.5, spin
Thursday: Run 1.5, spin, maybe lift
Friday: Run 1.5, spin
Saturday: Run 18 with the 12:00s
Bring on the full Pig!!