Hitting the road again, and loving it

A fundamental change has helped me get back on the running trails again.

After months of dealing with hamstring issues and years of Achilles issues, getting away from low heel-drop shoes seems to have done the trick – I’m back to double-digit miles in a week for the first time since July.

Mileage would have been a bit more, but we took advantage of a snow day Wednesday, and hit the slopes for some snowboarding.  Given that the snow was wet and heavy, I’ll consider that my cross-training/active recovery day!

The current training plan has me on target for a half marathon sometime around Memorial Day.

Next milestone:  a 5K race next weekend.  Ideally, I’ll be somewhere between 7:30 and 8:00 per mile, and will complete it without injury!

running log

Next run:  Tomorrow’s LSD – 6 miles.  I know it’s not much, but I’m very much looking forward to it!