Took a lot of time to make sure I'm fully healed. I'm not fully healed. I had this 6 years ago and it didn't take nearly this long. Could it be that I'm closing in on 40?
Anyway, the last two weeks were.
week of 13 Sept
Mon - Rest. Took a few steps and realized weekend running was a mistake.
Tu - Elliptical 60'
We - Elliptical 60'
Th - Poolrunning 60'
Fr - Poolrunning 60'. 1/2/3/4/5/4/3/2/1 harder with equal rest
Sa - Elliptical 68'
Su - Elliptical 70'. 1/2/3/4/5/5/4/3/2/1 with equal rest
Week -- 6h25'
Mo - Poolrunning 75'. 1/2/3/4/5/5/4/3/2/1
Tu - Poolrunning 70'. ditto
We - same as Tues
Th - rest (work got in way)
Fr - Poolrunning 62'
Sa AM - treadmill run/walk 1.50 in 0:20:00 (13:20!). 5 walk/5 jog at 6.3/2.5' walk/5 jog/2.5 walk
Sa PM - treadmill run/walk 2.6 in 32' (12:18) with 19' run total
Su - treadmill run/walk 5.0 in 54:20 (10:52). Worked from 2' jog (6.0 mph)/1' brisk walk (3.6 mph) to 5' jog/1' walk.
Week -- 6h23' including 9.1 miles(!)
I poolran today (monday) and it felt fine the rest of the day, so it seems like alternating run/walk with poolrunning is sustainable. Hopefully I can increase the running while recovering.
I'm about ready to write off the rest of the year. I'm sure I'd have broken 40 this fall, which I waited through the stinking hot summer to do, so I'm kinda bummed. I've kept the weight off though. I saw 154 tonight, which is a full 10 pounds lighter than when I ran cherry blossom in 65:55, so IF I get my miles back up for a while, I shouldn't have a problem with sub-40. My goal was sub-40 by 40, so I have 8 or 9 months left. All the good 10ks are in the fall unfortunately. I also have schedule conflicts with the two best (vet day 10k and jingle all the way 10k) which are on the ultra fast (flat as a track) course on Hains Point.