I updated the log book yesterday, and I was surprised to see how few miles I've been running. I knew I had that off week due to the hand, and another few days off because of the hamstring prior to that - but I didn't think it was THIS bad:
2/2 - 2/8: 4-miles (hand in a cast)
1/26 - 2/1: 15-miles (missed a day due to the hand, extra 2 off days due to hamstrings)
1/19 - 1/25: 17-miles (extra off days due to hamstrings)
That's a whopping 36-miles in 3-weeks!! If I go back further than that - the two previous weeks were only 25-miles each (but that was due to focus on race paced speed work to prep for the track season, so that was by design)
Still, it gives me a 5-week average of just 17-miles per week!! I'm now wondering how the heck I was able to hit my daily runs this week at sub-7 pace after that kind of layoff. I guess I'll add it to my list of miracles lately.
This past week (my first base week for the summer season) I totaled about 35-miles. That's including one extra off-day due to a CMT appointment to finish up the rehab of the hamstrings. If this week goes to plan I should be back up into the 40s, and I'm hoping that this remains the case for a few weeks until I can bump it up again into the 50s.
Although, another tidbit I discovered in the book - during the last build I only had a total of 4-weeks that went over 40-miles and only once did I get two of those in a row. My "record week" was just 47 miles.
I guess this means that at least as far as mileage goes, the bar is pretty low for me to step over on this build. If I can come close to the mileage I outlined in the rough base plan and add in those tempos and long interval sessions - this base work should be several times more effective than the last one. And w/ the health improving daily, I'm starting to look forward to what's ahead . . .
Mon, 2/16: Weightlifting on legs (squats, presses, extensions, calves, hip flexors, adductors, abductors), stretching, rolling, abs.