After two weeks of running, I am beginning to feel good. I have added one day each of speed work and hill training. I also have two days of strength training and weigh lifting along with just 3 days of running. Today I added in a hill at the end of my 4 mile run and I didn’t have to work hard! This is a good sign. The hill wasn’t a huge one but still a hill and at the end of the run.
Training in Minnesota has been tough – we received 6 inches of snow last weekend so the trails are now icy. The weather reports are calling for more snow this weekend. I pray they are wrong.
For now, I just need to keep pushing through and get in as good as shape as possible before I begin the 18 week push towards Chicago. I am really excited and have found muscles that I forgot I had! I haven’t worked this hard since I was competing in High School and college!