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