Diving back into training after a week off is challenging. I knew this week I wouldn’t be able to tackle all five of the runs on my schedule. That’s just asking for an injury.
So I sat down and figured out which are the workouts that should absolutely happen and which workouts should get scratched this week to leave time for a few more rest days to ease back into things.
Of the five workouts, I have one long run of 18 miles, a tempo run of 9 miles, intervals totaling 8 miles, and two easy runs of three to four miles.
I knew all speed work was out of the question, so that nixed the 8 mile interval workouts.
I opted to keep the 9 mile mid-distance run and drop the tempo piece. I’m keeping one or two of the easy runs and obviously my long run.
I knocked out the nine miler on Sunday morning. I kept the pace easy and stopped to stretch once or twice to work out the kinks in my legs. But even with all that I still woke up extremely sore yesterday. It was a not so nice reminder that taking a full week of from training definitely means I have some ground to make up.
I went out for a super easy shake out run last night and today I’m planning a rest day.
My plan for the rest of the week is something easy tomorrow, another rest day Thursday and then my long run on Friday.
I’m hoping after a slightly scaled back week, I’ll be able to get back to my regularly scheduled training without a problem next week.