Week ending 01/06/2013:
Training officially begins
Wed: 9 miles easy
Thu: 9 miles easy
Fri: 8 miles on treadmill - 2 w/u, 2 x 2 miles at 6:00/mile pace with 1 mile jog between, 1 c/d
Sun: 14 miles easy/moderate
Total: 40 miles
It's been a while since I've hit 40 miles in a week and while it felt good mentally, my quads were very sore all week. I was planning to take Friday off because my legs were so sore, but I brought my running clothes to work just in case I was inspired. I decided I'd run on the treadmill because I wasn't sure how far my legs could take me. Once I got on the treadmill, I decided I would see if I could run 2 miles at 6:00 pace. After I was successful at that, I thought I'd try it again after a mile of easy running. For the second interval, I was totally spent at 1.5 miles and I almost gave in and quit, but my stubbornness wouldn't let me. I was able to hold on through the 2 miles. I took Saturday off to try and recover, but the workout was still in my legs on Sunday. I was basically on autopilot the entire run on Sunday. I'm feeling pretty good about my first week back into things.
I hope everyone else's training is going well.