Sunday, May 19, 2013
I ran 28 miles last week. Not a lot, I know, but a good amount for me.
Having knee and ankle tenderness, I am not overdoing it, but want to do longer training runs, to build up endurance. The week before last, I ran 24 miles. So far the ankles and knees are doing fine. I do my stretches, foam rolling and strength training faithfully.
Last year, I had to run every other day, or suffer the consequences of knee and ankle pain. What I'm trying to do now is to run M,T,W take Thursday off and run long on Friday. So far, so good.
Next Friday I'll take a step back long run, maybe 7 miles.
Oh yeah, I've been eating a bit more too. The 1500-1800 calories a day was not enough for me to have the energy to run well, and maybe not enough to heal properly. Still learning how to do this. My body weight is holding pretty steady, but I think with the additional running I may be able to lose that last 5 lbs.
Thanks for reading and have a great day.