I can honestly say that I have not stuck to the training schedule already this week…gah!
I did run 2.2 miles on Monday night which felt really good. I pushed at the end and could really feel it in my lungs. I also did not run with Mya so that was the first time actually running without stopping for various reasons.
I would really like to get a run in tonight but if I don’t tonight, I have Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday to get them in. I also might use one (or two) of the days to cross-train (aka take Mya for a good long walk) instead of running. The training program emphasized that walking is still really good for you and an important part of training.
I have also (almost) concluded that my new shoes are not for me. Every time I run in them my calves and my shins hurt so much. I can barely walk after I get home and do some stretching. My other shoes (affiliate link), which are Asics, are really comfortable. I have had two of the same type of shoes — essentially newer versions of each other — and I notice a huge difference. After I got done running on Monday, I could still walk and didn’t feel like my legs were going to fall off. Thats always a good thing!
That is all I have for now.