Base building is here. Base for what?
The Boston Marathon.
Yep, I'm in. I signed up back in September because I wasn't sure I was ever going to qualify again and I still had enough time to get my ankle better.
I have never gone into marathon training without a base. My training plans were either a step down or pretty what I would run normally (at least in the early weeks). To be honest, I am probably going to go into Boston undertrained. But now is the time to take it slow. The last thing I want to do is injure myself again.
On the plus side, I stopped doing all of the stretches, exercises, and other things that I thought were helping my ankle. Nothing happened when I stopped. So that is a good sign. I need be very careful and see what happens over the next few weeks.
Sunday - Rest. Traveling got in the way of exercise. That usually doesn't happen.
Monday - Core work and clamshell planks in the AM. 3.1 miles on the treadmill in the PM. That included 1.25
miles running (9 minute pace/6.7 mph) and the rest walking fast (just under 14 minute pace/4.3 mph).
Tuesday - Upper body strength training, planks, clamshell planks, and balance exercises.
Wednesday - 3.1 miles on the treadmill with 1.25 miles running. Same speeds as Monday.
Thursday - Rest.
Friday - 30 minutes on the stationary bike.
Saturday - 3.4 miles on the treadmill with 1.5 miles running. Same speeds as Monday and Wednesday. Also did pushups and squats.
Total miles: 4