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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Schedule almost on track...

I was able to almost stick to the planned schedule last week. Managed another 13km run on Friday, to complete three weekday runs and followed it up with a 19km run on Sunday (which was quite a strain as my body is still to get used to the higher weekly milage, its gone up from 40-45km range to 60km range a week). I was able to complete the week with 58km, almost achieving the 60km target.

Looking forward to having another similar week. The start has been good, today did a 12.5km run, experimenting with another route to work and also managed a 8km run in the evening. So the total distance of the day is 20.5km. Today was a good day to add some extra mileage, as I was able to leave work early today, to beat the traffic jams arising out of Ganesha festivity (immersion of idols in the sea). Hope to do two more 13km runs during the week and a 20+ run on Sunday, if all goes well.

The going has been tough, trying to step up my weekly mileage, my legs are feeling the strain, esp. my shins. I hope they settle down quickly to the additional workload without breaking down!!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

One trait you have to work on is being patient with yourself. :)
Give it some time, your body will get used to it. It has been just one week since you added more distance - Geez!

-GM

Anonymous said...

Hi Girish,

Quite awesome scaling up really..that's a lot of mileage!

How is it road running in middle of Mumbai during weekdays .. I can imagine crazy encounters all the way..you know we are very curious people here :)


Sandhu

beanz said...

don't forget the 10% rule

take care

Girish Mallya said...

Thanks GM, I am careful and patient, its just that sometimes its easier to find time to run on certain days and not on other. So one takes some calculated risks...

Girish Mallya said...

Yes Sandhu, need to step it up as I need to do a 78km run on December 16 and currently I can't even do that in one full week, so lotsa hard work to put in. Don't want to crawl during my first ultra, want to do it in good time.

Girish Mallya said...

Thanks Beanz, sometimes its difficult to stick to the 10% rule, due to time and schedule considerations. But, will try and keep that in mind.