Sunday, November 6, 2011
Week in Review, 10/31-11/6
This week I started back after a two week from running. The first run on Tuesday was difficult to say the least. Did some stretching and rolling on Wednesday and felt lots better. Thursday's run was much improved. Saturday's even better and today's run was simply awesome. I knew in my mind that the first week back would be tough, but I still was a little surprised at exactly how tough it was.
This past week I ran 4 days. When I made the plan to return that looked good for a sort of reverse taper. Looking back that was the right decision. After today's run I felt just right. Not too tired, not too fresh. If I had tried to run 5 days I think it would not have been good. This coming week I'll be back to 5 days of running.
Looking at my log I realized I have approximately six weeks to run just under 100 miles to make my annual goal of 1100 miles for 2011. Sweet!
My plan is to build to 40 miles per week. I'm also going to work on adding either one day of hill work or speed work per week. Speed work will consist of fartleks. Either way it will occur on my shorter Thursday night run so I have a full day of recovery before my Saturday morning run. One thing I want to do in 2012 is get faster and I think this will help.
How have things been going with you all? Have you started thinking about 2012 goals yet? Hope you all have a great week!