Today I ran my final run of my first full week back to running. I accomplished a whole 7 miles. But, I steadily increased my miles so i’m happy. I went from .5 miles to 2 miles. Next week I will do even more as I steadily increase to 6 miles. Why 6 miles? Well, the OKC Memorial Marathon takes place at the end of April. I’ve been a part of this race for the last couple of years (on relay teams) and I can’t imagine not participating this year. With that, I’ve decided to do one of the 10K legs of a 5-person relay team. 7 weeks to get up to running 6 miles? No problem. I’m not in “full training mode” but I will informally follow a plan to get up to 6 miles. Mentally, I’m just not ready to get back in to that “I must run X number of miles this week on these days…”. I’m just trying to enjoy being back out there.
I’ve not run outside yet. I’m just a little nervous. Since i’m doing short runs right now, the treadmill suits me fine. Obviously i’ve got to get outside and see how the bum hip feels on the pavement, but I think I will wait until next weekend. Besides, i’ve got a busy travel schedule this week (visiting both Ann Arbor, MI and Harrisburg, PA) that will keep me on the hotel’s treadmill.
One last thing; I HATE springing forward.