6.2 miles. Tapering...
Originally Posted by sugarbutch
Just saw your 'round the world post. That's really good mileage you're getting in. Even now, six years into running, I can't do 40+ mile weeks consistently without some sort of injury/discomfort.
Thanks. I'm starting to feel quite fatigued from running these days both in terms of muscle soreness and boredom. I have been doing between 50 and 60 miles a week since June and it's starting to get old. Once I am done with the MCM next month, I am going to cut way back on the running and get back into spinning on a much more frequent and regular schedule and maybe take a bootcamp class once a week or so and try to limit my running to maybe 30 miles a week with at least half of it being in one big long run.
Even if I plan to run any marathons next year (thinking about the Army Marathon in TX in the spring and then Detroit and MCM in the fall), I don't think I'm going to follow an actual training plan. If I do follow a training plan, it's going to be one to get my 5k time back down below 18 minutes.
FWIW, I am part of a local Facebook running group and yesterday somebody was asking about compression socks. I thought to myself, "Hey, I have a pair of those (calf sleeves actually) that I've never actually worn!" so I dug them out before this morning's run and put them on. I noticed an immediate difference. It was astounding! I don't know how much of it is psychological and how much of it is physiological, but whatever it was my legs didn't feel like they typically do at 5:00 a.m. They felt much more awake and the blood was definitely flowing.
Does anybody here run in compression socks/sleeves regularly? I don't think I'll use them everyday but will definitely use them more often. Now I'm thinking of compression shorts or thigh sleeves as my thighs are what seem to take forever to loosen up in the early mornings.