Back To Running After The Marathon
Friday, January 14, 2011
I decided to go on my first post-marathon run tonight before the temperatures got too cold again. All week long it's been chilly here in Florida so running has been on the back burner. Plus I was sore both Monday and Tuesday so a few days extra recovery were in order. Once I started to run I could feel some of those pains coming back. Not bad enough to stop me running but faint reminders of the last few miles of the marathon. Now my Nike+ Sportband reported that I ran 3.85 miles but that is off. The route I ran is at least a 4.5 mile run. I've ran it before so I know it's more then a 3.85 mile run. Going to have to recalibrate the sportband on a run soon.
Sometime in April when the new Nike+ GPS Watch comes out I'll either buy that or get a Garmin for more accurate runs. In the meantime I'll deal with the Nike+ Sportband. Now given this was a 4.5 mile run this will be my running base during the week with one longer run on the weekend for the rest of the month. I don't have any running events planned so going to take it easy for a month or so. The three months after the LA Marathon I really cut back my running so this year I want to be above what I did last year but not that much. In April I ran 28.23, May 3.058 and June 15.92. I'm shooting for at least 50 miles a month. On top of that I need to run 74 miles between today and Feb 14th which is my birthday. Why 74 miles? Well in Nike+ right now I'm on The Blue Level and in 74 miles I advance to The Purple Level. Not that these levels really mean much. It's just something for a goal to keep me running. Of course it'll take me forever to get to The Black Level. But I need to get to The Purple Level first. I got a month to run 74 miles so it's so doable.