Had DOMS today...and all that good energy was long gone too. So a slow 7 miles in the bank. Interested to see how I respond tomorrow. Big work assignment will finally be over...looking forward to spending some time with my family this weekend.
Also, in a shoe dilemma. I love, love, love the kayano18s. They are no more...the 19s are OK (really hard in my opinion...not sure where all the cushion went); the 20s just feel wrong on my feet. The nimbus 15 felt awesome, but on my long run this week my knees started to hurt...my feet felt trashed and ached after. I hate that these companies just roll over a great model so fast. Bah humbug!
I would recommend just running at 70-75% effort until you can get your time on your feet up. A good thing to know would be your true maxHR so you can set your zones. The other thing that can be helpful is to know your 5K time for your current fitness. If, after determining you MaxHR, you can comfortably run at 70-75%, stick to that. If not, just run your 5K time plus 3 minutes until your fitness allows you to run in the proper zone. You ideally want to work your way up to being able to run the following type of week: a long run of say 2 to 2.5 hr; 2 runs of ~1.5 hrs; and another 2-3 runs of about 45 to 70 minutes. Sounds ambitious, but it is very doable. Just don't be in a hurry to get there. See if you can start by doing 3 runs per week...maybe 4 m, 4 m, then 6 m. When those start feeling good, ramp each up slowly until these runs are about 60 min, 60 min, and say 90 min. At that point you can add in another day of running say at 45 min. Just roll up that way. Then, when you can run your long runs with a contant HR and pace, you can then think about adding in the faster subLT runs.
At least that's how I would do it. I bet others here may have some refinements though. Good luck. You are in an enviable position. If you do this right, you won't get hurt and you'll get some serious fitness improvement. It's really fun to put it all together. Only catch here is you have to love to run (or have a serious addiction to it!
Shades, tough luck. Hopefully all is getting much better. Also, big congrats on your most recent marathon (BTW, I have hard time staying healthy enough for 1 marathon per year...you are my new idol!).
Spen, that sounds pretty serious. I hope the procedure works and resets your heart rhythms (and that you recover very well and have minimal side effects). All my good karma will be heading your way on the 18th.
BeDe...where are at these days with your running?
Andi, do you have all the big stuff moved now? Just getting things up on the walls, etc, now? Good luck getting it all settled.
I had another really terrific run today. The days off have really turbocharged me (I also managed to get a solid 8 hrs rack time per night for a week!!!!!). Not sure if it was the nonrunning or simply the sleep that did the trick. A combo I'm sure, but am betting if I could get more sleep I'd really help my running.