Thursday, September 6, 2007

Week 9 of Marathon Training:

This week is my light week of a three week set, using Hal Higdon's Intermediate Plan I. Luckily it’s my light week because my ankle has kept me from running…. A few weeks back I signed up for masters swimming, and for the last few days while I haven’t been running I have been doing swim drills. I think the swimming is harder that the running, I can’t wait to get back on the road. Actually, I’ve been feeling pretty darn good, and the time off (3 days) has allowed my to ankle to heal, as well as my legs, I am feeling strong and renewed. I will be running tonight, I missed a 4 and 5 miler, and I got a 4 to do tonight, so I might make it a 7 or not, I will have to see how I feel.

This weekend runs are 7 on Saturday and an 11 on Sunday, I think I am going to have to flip them because I am the On-Call this week and I have work to do this Sunday AM. After I am done on Sunday we are taking the kids to our local water park, this will be our last trip for the year as they close for the year after this weekend, so sad.

So let me know how your training is going, it's been a long hot summer, Im sure you have something to say.



Wes said...

I would say, just stick to the plan :-) The lower miles will allow your ankle to heal more...

Swimming is tougher than running! It's that whole breathing thing... Good thing is, swimming helps you run beter. No doubt about it.

My training kicks off today with a 5 miler (3@tempo). We'll see how it goes. I don't remember ever doing a 5K training run at 9:05. LOL.

Have fun at the park...

Brian said...

Wes, good to hear from you. Thanks for the advice on the ankle, I wanted to run bad, but I kept off it, and I think it was the wise thing to do.
Good luck with your run, I am off to check out your blog.