First hard run

My training calendar had my first speedwork day today.  I nervously anticipated this day.  Since I’m following a modified Pfitz plan, it called for a Lactate Threshold run, 8 miles, with 4 at HMP (half marathon pace).  With this knee thing going on, I wasn’t quite ready to bust out with a HMP (around 8:00 … [Read more…]

Run, ski, fun day!

Last night when I went to bed I told DH that if I wake up early, I’ll run on the treadmill at the hotel. Even though I was half joking, when I get that idea planted in my mind, it usually comes true! Sure enough I woke up at 6:30, which gave me an hour … [Read more…]

My first PT visit

Today is a rest day from running.  It’s Christmas Eve!  I had my first appointment with the physical therapist for my knee.  I feel like such a whiner talking about my knee, when there is hardly any pain.  I just have this lurking feeling that if I don’t address it, something terrible will happen. The … [Read more…]

Was that a long run??

Getting back to running after almost 8 weeks off has been hard!  I haven’t stopped running, but there is a huge difference between running around 10 or 15 miles a week compared to my marathon training of 40 plus miles a week!  Today’s run was a 8 miler.  I ran outside and it was nice … [Read more…]