Anyone who has said it is easy to pick up where you left off was not talking about running, at least not in my case. A little over a month ago I completed a half-marathon in 1:54:36 and now running 9 minute miles on a 3 mile run felt like torture. I met a set of twins at the beginning of the half-marathon whose goals were to run about the same time I planned on running, one of the twins actually had not run since her last half-marathon in October. She is apparently one of those people who can pick up exactly where she left off because I saw her at the end of the half-marathon and she ran it in 1:50. Congrats to her, I on the other hand would not be able to accomplish what she did without training at least a little bit.
This morning I ran 3 miles at 6:30 am:
Not a bad time but I had a difficult time maintaining my pace, getting slower with each additional mile. My orthotics are also irritating my foot but I’m not sure if that is because I am just breaking them in or they need to be fixed, I have an appointment with the podiatrist on Friday. As far as my knee goes it has been fine, no pain while running!!!!
I know I just need to take it slow and I will get back to where I was, but I am very impatient so it is irritating that I cannot run as fast as I did a month ago. I am going to take a deep breath, take it slow and remain uninjured so I can start my half-marathon training in July.
My next race is a 5K on June 25th. I haven’t run a 5K in years, but I am hoping to PR since it is a flat and fast course, maybe I’ll even place in my age group. Even if I don’t PR it will be a fun race, much easier than running 13.1 miles too!!