Thursday, February 11, 2010

Stronger and Longer

Step by step....inch by inch.... I have noticed the old body responding! Today I actually knocked off two good miles out of the 3 1/2. The hills are having effect!
My plan is to increase 10% each week off of a 30 min 3 run a week start. I am up to 36.5 minutes per run and still three runs. Next week I will go to 40 min and still 3 runs. Then the next week I will go to four runs at 30 minutes each. I will still add in hill repeats during this build phase. I plan on leveling off at four runs @ 30 minutes for two weeks then start the 10% increase again until I add enough time for an additional day putting me back to running five days a week. I really don't have a race in my sights but I'll just play that by ear. I tried a downhill today! It was fun!! That's why I love running, it IS fun! I also had to go to a health screening for Sandy's employer today. My blood pressure was 116 over 74! I'm chillin' baby! All my other numbers were real good! I will continue to pursue the breaking of the four hour barrier in the marathon. Right now I'm experiencing quite a set back but it's hard to keep a good man down! Peace!


Tina @GottaRunNow said...

All of this hillwork ought to get you that sub-4!

Jen said...

Keep it up... you will get there.

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Marlene said...

I'm so glad to see you training smart and building back up.

Great blood pressure! You are one healthy guy.

Meg said...

You're rocking it Mark, coming back and getting stronger! I've been adding more hills too, it's amazing how quickly you can see and feel the results!


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