Happy March 1st! This means two things: I can start running in one week, and the marathon is in 17 days. Yikes! When I run next week, the doc said to try a mile at a time, three times the first week, and then go see him again to report how it felt. I figure I’ll do it on the track at the high school for the soft rubber surface. I am really looking forward to it, and am also a little nervous!
Yesterday I walked four miles at a pretty good pace - the last mile was under 13 minutes, and I averaged just under a 13 minute per mile pace. Felt good, even though half of it was into pretty heavy winds. Included the California Incline for a nice hill.
The day before that I was back at the pool at Santa Monica College. Did 5 minute warm-up, 15 X 1 minute hard effort followed by 1 minute easy recovery, then 5 minutes cool-down. Felt like a good speed workout.
Saturday’s practice is supposed to be at Dodger Stadium for more hill work. Haven’t decided if I am going to go, but I am leaning towards it right now. Then the taper begins officially. Going to be a long week!