Monday, March 15, 2010

Now until Boston

5 weeks left or 35 days of training. 

Day after a half-marathon

My legs feel stiff, tired and worn out.  My spirits are high and my legs lay low.  I got 2 new pairs of shoes and gloves today.  I went Aqua Jogging in the morning.  25 mintues and 400 meters.  Not too bad.  This seemed to loosen my legs a little.

I attempted running on the treadmill during my lunch break. I made it about 1.25 miles in 17-18 minutues.  Yikes.  The pace was super slow.  It was a mixture of jogging/walking.  I pushed the treadmill dial to 8:41/mile.  This has been my standard slow run pace.  It was too fast and I couldn't keep up.  After I got off I did a few leg weights and some stretching.   Super short workout, even though I was moving slow.

What does this mean for BOSTON Marathon??
Yikes.  5 weeks left of training, and I can't run.  No more running until....
I have a MRI scheduled for Saturday.
My legs need to feel better.
I need to stop limping.
2-3 weeks of running.  Maybe cycling too.

Guess what that means??  More time at the pool AQUA Jogging.  Oh Boy.  I guess I need to get up earlier and be at the pool for as long as I can.  Maybe even 2 swim workouts a day?? 

Abs and Core exercises would be good too.

1 comment:

ShirleyPerly said...

Eric, you are nuts! Congrats on your half marathon. I hope you are back to running soon.