Happy New Year!
Finally back to running, although it is slow and not nearly long enough. 23 days until my first marathon of 2019. I plan to run it slow and easy. There is a 7 hour time limit, and I plan to use most of it. I have been a 5:30-45 marathoner. The plan is to ease back in, as much as you can ease over 26.2 miles. My shin is in good shape, achy after runs, but no sharp pains. The physical therapists are encouraging. I haven't tried my aqua-jogger yet. The holidays didn't leave much time for such things.
So here's the current working plan. Run 1:1 intervals for 2 miles each day, until Saturday. This Saturday will be a 6.2 mile run, 3 mile recovery run on Sunday. Then next week, if I am pain free, increase to 1:30 :1 intervals for 3 miles daily, resting on Wednesday. All goes well, 10 miles the following Saturday. Repeat miles with 2:1 intervals. Still on the fence for a race on the 19th. The Hound Dog half is that day, LOVE this race! Love Ludavine the half marathoner hound dog who it is named for. Will run that distance if all is well, so maybe.
Looking forward to some long runs soon!
Run Long...Run Safe....Have Fun