When last we left off with the running update, I had just made the not necessarily wise move up to 3:1s a few runs too early. However, because I'm a stubborn ass when it comes to most things, I refused to go backwards so I continued on with the 3:1s. Here's what happened.
Friday Sept 27 - still feeling some of the symptoms of a migraine, I threw caution to the wind and ran. Not my smartest move. I only managed four sets (out of five) and felt horrible. Combined with the first attempt at this new level, I was sure this was the end of my running career.
Monday Sept 30 - Figured I would give it one more try. Nailed it. Compared to the previous two runs, this was paradise on a treadmill. It felt so much easier and, while not entirely perfect, improved my attitude towards running which had been on a downhill slope since the Friday attempt.
Wednesday Oct 2 - I was so excited to be running today. Looking for a repeat of Monday's run, I hopped on the treadmill early this morning. My calves however refused to cooperate and tightened up almost immediately. I haven't foam rolled or worked on my plantar fasciitis in months.
I'm looking forward more and more to the Halloween Howl coming up at the end of the month. There's a plan in place to increase my running time in order to get closer to being able to run the 3K distance. Still nervous but will do it even if I have to walk the last half.