Imperative sentence-

Imperative Sentence: A sentence that gives advice or instructions or that expresses a request. From the Latin, "command."

example: "Try running."

April 22, 2017

What am I doing?? 4/10-4/16

7 in 56:30
6 in 48:36 (3 miles easy, then ladder step down: .75, .50, .35. Each at 5:52 pace with equal distance recovery at 9:00 pace)
4 in 31:00
6 in 50:45
12 in 1:46:57
5 in 37:30

First 40 mile week wasn't too bad.. tough on an Easter weekend with plenty of other priorities, but I felt decent through the 12 miler and then actually felt great for the Sunday 5 miler to close out the week. I'm probably doing more mileage than I should, all things considered (meaning, my lack of running for several years until Dec. 2016), but I've tried to take it slow enough to avoid injury. This has worked in the past: I can add more mileage if I can keep it slow. The new element this time around has been the extensive use of the treadmill (5 of 6 runs most weeks). We'll see how that pans out eventually.

This may sound strange, but even after nearly 4 months of running consistently, I've only now just started to think about different goals. I better sign up for a race or do a time trial soon gauge where I'm at fitness-wise.

April 14, 2017

Back!! 3/27-4/5

35 mile week. 9 mile "long run" in 74:50. That run took quite a bit of focus, since I'm old enough to have a kid that can ride his bike while I run 9 miles and all I need to do is just remind him to not swerve unexpectedly around all the elderly folks on the trail.

After that week, a few extra days got me through the first vf1K ever. Along with that diet plan, I ran 300 miles over that 100 day period. It took some extra effort since I started from zero running and needed to build up, and I also had a sick week that killed my weekly average mileage. 21 miles a week for 14+ weeks, thoughj... that's a great jump start to getting back in shape.

Anyways, after a rest week last week, I'm pushing for 40 miles this week. I'd feel better about my 11 mile long run tomorrow if I didn't have to be on the lookout for the highline canal rapist.
Maybe I'll stay closer to home, we'll see.

Can't wait to see how this first 40 mile week feels. My hope it to not hurt myself and be able to maintain this level through the summer. Maybe focus in on some 5k pace stuff, we'll see.
I did a 1 mile time trial back in early January in 6:53. Then another in late January at about 6:10. I need to do another time trial to get a baseline for pacing workouts this summer.