Week 12 - 41.3 miles

Well after the achilles injury set back I was able to run again once I purchased a new pair of NIKE running shoes.  I call it an injury only because it cause me not to be able to train or almost a week.  So far the news shoes are working much better.  I will keep you updated.  I did over do it a little and will need to pull back a little this week.  I have to remember that I am going for the long term goal not a short term goal.  I have posted this pic before but I thought it was very fitting for this week.  Anyway I love reading all of your blogs and I appreciate the motivation that it brings me.  Good luck with your goals this week and Keep Running! 

Week 12 - 41.3 miles

Well after the achilles injury set back I was able to run again once I purchased a new pair of NIKE running shoes.  I call it an injury only because it cause me not to be able to train or almost a week.  So far the news shoes are working much better.  I will keep you updated.  I did over do it a little and will need to pull back a little this week.  I have to remember that I am going for the long term goal not a short term goal.  I have posted this pic before but I thought it was very fitting for this week.  Anyway I love reading all of your blogs and I appreciate the motivation that it brings me.  Good luck with your goals this week and Keep Running! 

Week 11 - 11.52 miles
First my apologies for being so late at posting.  Second please do not be offended if you are a huge Mizuno fan.  This was a hard week and it was because of a new pair of Mizuno.  I purchased a pair of Mizuno Wave Nexus 5 based on a recommendation of a salesman at my local running store and by how good they felt in the store.  After my first couple runs I noticed a tightness in my calves and achilles.  I thought I just needed to get used to these shoes.  I was doing what I was suppose to be doing and breaking them in slowly and not using them everyday.  On my third run with these shoes which was a seven mile run they caused an injury to my achilles.  I was unable to run the rest of the week.  I thought I was going to be out for much longer but I was able to start running again in week 12.  I guess Mizuno running shoes don’t work for me and I am suppose to stay a NIKE runner.  Hope your training was better than mine in week 11.  Keep Running!

Week 11 - 11.52 miles

First my apologies for being so late at posting.  Second please do not be offended if you are a huge Mizuno fan.  This was a hard week and it was because of a new pair of Mizuno.  I purchased a pair of Mizuno Wave Nexus 5 based on a recommendation of a salesman at my local running store and by how good they felt in the store.  After my first couple runs I noticed a tightness in my calves and achilles.  I thought I just needed to get used to these shoes.  I was doing what I was suppose to be doing and breaking them in slowly and not using them everyday.  On my third run with these shoes which was a seven mile run they caused an injury to my achilles.  I was unable to run the rest of the week.  I thought I was going to be out for much longer but I was able to start running again in week 12.  I guess Mizuno running shoes don’t work for me and I am suppose to stay a NIKE runner.  Hope your training was better than mine in week 11.  Keep Running!

Week 2 - 2012
Week 2 didn’t go as well as week one.  While I was able to get in 19.8 miles I was also able to tweak my left knee.  I’m not sure what I have done but it is extremely painful when I run.  After injuring it somehow during my Wednesday run I decided to see how it felt and went for an easy run on Thursday.  I was able to get in 2 miles before the pain started to get bad.  I decided to take it easy and wait until Monday to try running again.  hopefully the couple days off have helped and I will be back to normal in the morning.    

Week 2 - 2012

Week 2 didn’t go as well as week one.  While I was able to get in 19.8 miles I was also able to tweak my left knee.  I’m not sure what I have done but it is extremely painful when I run.  After injuring it somehow during my Wednesday run I decided to see how it felt and went for an easy run on Thursday.  I was able to get in 2 miles before the pain started to get bad.  I decided to take it easy and wait until Monday to try running again.  hopefully the couple days off have helped and I will be back to normal in the morning.