My stats for this morning: hot and sweaty. Kudos to all Floridians who can run in this blasted humidity...this morning it felt like I was trying to run through water-with cement blocks on my feet-and I got caught in some seeweed-and the wind was against me. Get the idea?
Since I have not ran for almost 2 months, I decided my best approach to getting back into this was to do baby steps. I'm trying to prevent the shin splints and, let's face it, when it comes to running I am out of shape again. Son of a monkey's butt! Feels like I had worked so hard before but that damn accident put a wrench in things so here I am at square one again. So, I did some interval training this morning. Walked for 5 min, ran for 2-3 minutes for a half mile and then increased my running to 5 minutes, then ended with 5-7 minute walks and 10 minute runs. Now for some quick stretching and then it's time to get ready for work.
I think I'm going to continue the interval training for at least a week until I build up my stamina again. It seriously felt like I'd never ran before. Once I get these kinks out-again-I will start to build up my running distance again.
And get some new shoes Crystal!