I’m kicking myself for still not starting interval training. I need to get to a track to do it, and my weekends haven’t provided the time. What makes it more difficult is that the local tracks/fields are full of events on the weekends. I don’t know how strict they are about enforcing the 9am-dusk rule, and I don’t want to find out the hard way.
I had to take it easy for a few weeks. Like I wrote earlier, the 4 mile runs were taking their toll on me. I had to rest up a sore ankle and toe, which seem to be all better now. I also got a sore back. I’m not sure the sore back was from running the extra distance, but it did require some rest.
Since the rest I ran two 2 mile runs to get back in the groove and to test my foot and ankle. When all felt right, I followed it up with two 3 mile runs. The first 3 mile run was finished with a 9:21 pace. And last night’s was finished with a 9:12 pace. I’m psyched that I’m closing in on 9 minutes per mile. Also I feel like my stride is nice and smooth. These two are new personal best times.
Since I think I have my injuries under control, I’m going to try to increase the frequency back to every other night. And hopefully get interval training done on the weekends. And hopefully too I can shed some more weight–which has been at a standstill.